The lack of educational achievement among children in foster care and kinship care is one of great concern. Children in foster care and kinship care are faced with the challenges that the child welfare system imposes on them as well as their mental health concerns. The purpose of this project was to develop a curriculum for foster parents and kinship caregivers aimed at helping them empower the children and youth in their care to achieve academic success. It is vital for social workers, foster parents and kinship caregivers to collaborate and advocate for these children, ultimately reducing barriers to learning and increasing their opportunities to achieve academic success. This curriculum includes three workshops that educate foster parents and kinship caregivers about the risk and protective factors that children in their care face when striving to complete their education, while providing strategies for successful outcomes. Submission of this curriculum was not required for this thesis project.
|Advisor:||Pasztor, Eileen Mayers|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Individual & family studies, Curriculum development|
|Keywords:||Academic success and foster care, Child welfare, Foster parents, Kinship and foster care, Kinship caregivers|
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