The purpose of this project was to design a project, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund a project that would provide weekly social support groups inclusive for kinship caregivers caring for children with mental health problems in the Los Angeles County area to reduce distress and social isolation among this population as well as provide tangible resources to families. An extensive review of the literature increased knowledge about the dramatic rise in formal and informal kinship care in the United States during the last two decades, and the effectiveness and need of social support in the lives of kinship providers. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was selected as the funding source for this project. A grant was then written for a kinship social support group for caregivers caring for children with mental illnesses. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Nagai, Chikako|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Heath and Human Services|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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