Transitional age youths in foster care experienced many challenges while emerging into adulthood from adolescent. These youths experience high rates of homelessness, unstable housing and are at risk for mental health, education, or behavioral problems. Mentorship shows positive impacts to these youth's experiences when transitioning into a self-sufficient, independent adult.
This thesis is a curriculum designs to focus on developing the cultural competency of prospective mentors who will be working with the Transitional age youths population in foster care. The curriculum aims to enhance mentors' knowledge and skills through psychoeducation and activities that will be delivered in a group setting to volunteer mentors. It was designed to be used by professionals in mentor program to train new mentors to support and guide transitional age youths population in foster care.
|Commitee:||Lam, Brian, Santhiveeran, Janaki|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Cultural competence training, Foster care, Mentorship, Transitional age youths|
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