The purpose of this thesis project was to write a grant proposal to secure funding for “Power to the She,” a program for low-income, single African American mothers with children in the child welfare system. A literature review was conducted to examine topics related to mental health issues among African American women and how they impact parenting. The purpose of the proposed program was to improve the emotional, mental state, and overall functioning of low-income, single African American mothers involved in the child welfare system through the implementation of services such as culturally congruent and trauma focused group therapy, self-esteem building, parenting trainings, and empowerment presentations to facilitate dialogue around systems of oppressions that impact their daily lives. The Jason Hayes Foundation was identified as the potential funder. The actual submission or funding of this grant proposal was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.
|Commitee:||Chambers, Ruth M., Washington, Thomas A.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Mental health, Social work|
|Keywords:||African american children, African american women, Black feminist theory, Child welfare, Foster care, Group therapy|
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