Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Engaging foster care transitional age youth in mental health services through yoga and mindfulness: A grant proposal
by Garcia De La Cadena, Julia, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 54; 10007415
Abstract (Summary)

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) involved with the child welfare system experience incidences of mental illness at disproportionately higher rates than the general population. As a result, this population is at higher risk of experiencing incarceration, homelessness, and substance use. A review of the literature revealed that that there is an overall mistrust of and dissatisfaction with traditional mental health services available to TAY. Research points to yoga and mindfulness therapy as alternative therapeutic approach that effectively reduces symptoms related to mental illness. The purpose of this project was to develop a yoga and mindfulness therapy program for TAY with the goals of promoting resilience, increasing emotional regulation, improving positive mental health, and effectively engaging the participants in their mental health treatment. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not required for the successful completion of this thesis project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Potts, Marilyn, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Child welfare, Foster care, Mindfulness, Transitional age youth, Yoga
Publication Number: 10007415
ISBN: 978-1-339-44775-9
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