Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Cultural competence training for mentors working with transitional age youth in foster care: A curriculum
by Nguyen, Melody Thuylinh, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 133; 1569892
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
Commitee: Lam, Brian, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Cultural competence training, Foster care, Mentorship, Transitional age youths
Publication Number: 1569892
ISBN: 978-1-321-36981-6
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