The purpose of this project was to create the "Strengthening Relationships between Children in Foster Care and their Parents: The Powerful Families Initiative" project. The goals are to: (a) create a program that increases the possibility of family reunification for children in foster care by engaging the children, their birth parents, their resource (foster) parents and their child welfare workers in a strength-based process known as family time; (b) improve teamwork among the parents, resource parents, and child welfare workers; and (c) identify a potential funding source. A literature search was conducted to identify accomplishments and barriers to visitation, renamed family time. A training program is described, which prepares birth parents, resource parents, and child welfare workers for family time. A detailed budget for project staffing and resources is described. The actual funding and submission of this grant proposal were not requirements for the successful completion of this project.
|Advisor:||Pasztor, Eileen M.|
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Washington, Thomas A.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Birth parents, Family reunification, Family time, Foster care, Resource parent, Visitation|
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