The purpose of this project was to design a program, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund a comprehensive case management program for unaccompanied children and children with families seeking asylum to reduce their extreme deprivation in the city of Los Angeles.
In 2017, the United States received close to 144,000 applications for asylum. Literature findings report the needs of this vulnerable population include housing, food, access to employment, and access to dental/mental health care. Data collection across different countries led to consisting findings of an increase prevalence of PTSD, depression, and anxiety among asylum and refugees’ groups.
The California Wellness Center was selected because its interest in health promotion and increasing wellness education in the communities. Actual submission or funding of the grant was not a requirement for completion of this project. Implications for social work policy, research and practice are discussed.
|Advisor:||Chambers, Ruth M.|
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Potts, Marilyn|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/4(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Seeking asylum, Unaccompanied minors|
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