Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Helping youth in care graduate from high school with resources for foster parents and kinship caregivers: A grant proposal
by Isidoro, Francisco, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 69; 10096068
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to create a grant proposal to fund the development of resource materials that could be used by foster parents, kinship caregivers, and child welfare workers to help the youth in their care graduate from high school and increase opportunities for higher education or vocational training. The emotional, social, and cognitive stages of adolescent development are complicated by the circumstances that caused separation from their parents and then additional challenges that arise from going to live with relatives or joining foster families. Resource materials are needed so that foster parents, kinship caregivers, and child welfare workers can help young people overcome the obstacles and be advocates for them to complete high school. This project describes a potential host organization, staffing, implementation steps, budget, and a potential funder. Actual funding and submission of this grant proposal were not requirements for the successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mayers Pasztor, Eileen
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Washington, Thomas Alex
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Secondary education
Keywords: Educational challenges, Foster youth, Graduation, High school, Interventions
Publication Number: 10096068
ISBN: 978-1-339-60205-9
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