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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A training guide to promote educational achievement in foster care youth: A curriculum
by Marca, Jessica, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 77; 10001540
Abstract (Summary)

The plight of foster youth having low graduation scores compared to their peers is a prevalent problem depicted in research for years. Statistics show foster youth as being an at risk-group for completing high school education and leading them to a lower quality of life once emancipated from the foster care system. Foster youth face incarceration, unemployment, lower wages, homelessness and substance abuse once adults, and there is a need for the strengthening of educational achievement in this at-risk population. The need for social workers’ to collaborate with school personnel is a necessary preventative measure to increase the quality of life with foster youth.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
Commitee: Jenninngs, Lisa, Meyer-Adams, Nancy, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Middle School education, Social work, Curriculum development
Keywords: Educational achievement, Foster children, Foster youth
Publication Number: 10001540
ISBN: 978-1-339-41472-0
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