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.
|Advisor:||Washington, Thomas Alex|
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|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|
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