Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An educational support group program for foster parents designed to prevent placement disruption: A grant proposal
by Vitela, Miriam P., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 64; 1523160
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to design, propose and fund a program for foster parents of children from the welfare system. A comprehensive literature review was included about how children who enter the child welfare system are increasingly encountering issues related to attachment, relationship building, and externalizing and internalizing behaviors which oftentimes exacerbates or increases the likelihood of placement disruption. Educational support group for foster parents was proposed to provide caregivers with the tools and knowledge to help prevent placement disruption and increase healthy attachments with children in care. The proposed program will be provided to foster families at the Latino Family Institute in West Covina, California. The program seeks to provide foster parents with resources, education and a support directly from other foster parents. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Washington, Thomas Alex
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Social work, School counseling
Keywords: Child welfare, Foster care, Foster family, Foster youth, Placement disruption, Support group
Publication Number: 1523160
ISBN: 978-1-303-20348-0
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