Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A new home for transitioning youth: A grant proposal
by Lindeboom, Tatjana N., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 62; 1527723
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to develop a grant that, if funded, would guide aged-out foster youth to become independent and self-sustaining young adults who make a positive contribution to our society. The grant proposal contains a literature review of the plight of foster youth; they encounter a plethora of issues during the course of their lives. They are disproportionately represented in areas such as crime, homelessness, mental illness, lack of educational achievement, unemployment and substance abuse. The proposed program would guide the youth concerning these issues.

The chosen funder was the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The group home would serve 12 multiethnic male aged-out foster youth over a 3-year period. Services provided would include weekly mentoring, weekly support groups, education and career planning, health and mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and skills development needed for transitioning to independent living. The actual submission of the grant application was not a requirement of the thesis project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Social work, Public policy, Gender studies
Keywords: Emancipated, Grant proposal, Group home, Youth
Publication Number: 1527723
ISBN: 9781303925788
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