Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Support groups for kinship caregivers caring for foster children with mental health problems: A grant proposal
by Movsisyan, Tatevik, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 61; 1523670
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Koob, Jeffrey
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
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1523670
ISBN: 978-1-303-30366-1
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