COMING SOON! PQDT Open is getting a new home!

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations & Theses will remain freely available as part of a new and enhanced search experience at

Questions? Please refer to this FAQ.

Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Social support to families of children with special needs: A grant
by Dillon, Kristin Schloredt, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 50; 1481809
Abstract (Summary)

For families with children with special needs, parent-to-parent support has been shown to be invaluable. When given the choice for the types of support and services when facing a new diagnosis most parents respond that it is the help of others who have a child with special needs that is the most helpful. The literature on this topic provides clear evidence that parent-to-parent support is extremely helpful. The Long Beach Family Resource Center provides families with such support. However, the Long Beach Family Resource Center as well as other resource centers function on a low annual budget, which limits the number of support groups and parent matches that can be achieved. The goal of this project is to provide funding for the Long Beach Family Resource Center for staff time, which will allow more services to be provided. The submission and funding of this grant was not a requirement for this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1481809
ISBN: 978-1-109-67036-3
Copyright © 2021 ProQuest LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy