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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Supporting the mental health needs of transition-age youth with yoga and mindfulness: A grant proposal
by Rodriguez, Pearl D., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 67; 10102595
Abstract (Summary)

After years of research and efforts to enhance mental health treatment, transition-age youth (TAY) with a history of child welfare involvement continue to make the transition to adulthood with high rates of mental illness. Consequently, there is significant risk of adverse life experiences including homelessness, substance abuse, criminal activity, and poverty. Existing literature indicates TAY often disengage from services due to stigma associated with traditional mental health services. Growing research supports use of yoga and mindfulness therapy as a complementary alternative treatment to improve mental and emotional well-being. The purpose of this project was to write a grant application to fund the creation and implementation of an evidence-based yoga and mindfulness therapy program to enhance positive mental and emotional well-being by increasing ability to self-regulate emotions, strengthen coping mechanisms, support resilience, and positively reengage TAY in services. Submission for funding was not required to successfully complete this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Pasztor, Eileen Mayers, Washington, Thomas Alex
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Foster care, Grant proposal, Mindfulness, Tay, Transition-age youth, Yoga
Publication Number: 10102595
ISBN: 978-1-339-66277-0
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