The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to add a parent component to an existing physical activity based youth development program, Girls on the Run. An extensive literature review was performed to investigate the best way to encourage parents to support their daughters through challenging adolescent development issues.
Language barriers and gaps in communicating information to parents can affect the integration of youth program goals and home life. The proposed 12-week program for parents will run in conjunction with the existing youth component. The goals of the parent group are to educate parents on challenging issues that young girls face such as low self-esteem, peer pressure, eating habits, physical activity, and friendship related difficulties. The Weingart Foundation was selected as the potential funder. The actual submission of the grant application was not a requirement for the thesis project.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Santhiveeran, Janaki|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Social work, Health education|
|Keywords:||Body image, Parent-child relationships, Physical activity, Self esteem, Youth development|
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