Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Strengthening relationships between children in foster care and their birth parents: The Powerful Families Initiative: A grant proposal
by Romero, Jeanette, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 65; 1587311
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
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
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Birth parents, Family reunification, Family time, Foster care, Resource parent, Visitation
Publication Number: 1587311
ISBN: 978-1-321-71029-8
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