The purpose of this project was to develop a training, support and mentoring program for foster parents in Sonoma County who care for substance-exposed newborns. Foster parents will be trained on the basics of addiction, as well as the short- and long-term effects of being born addicted to drugs; how to care for the infants; and how to collaboratively work with doctors, social workers, and birth parents. With the rise of substance-exposed newborns, it is important to have willing and prepared foster parents to care for them. Often, caring for substance-exposed newborns can be challenging due to their extensive needs. Through extensive research for potential grant funders, First 5 Sonoma County was identified as the source from which to request for funds for this program. The actual submission and funding of this grant were not required for the successful completion of this project.
|Commitee:||Jennings, Lisa, Potts, Marilyn|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Public health, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Foster parents, Mentoring for foster parents, Sonoma County, California, Substance-exposed newborns, Training for foster parents|
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