The purpose of this project was to develop a program establishing linkage services to immigrant families with children in the child welfare system in Los Angeles County, find sources of funding, and complete a grant application. An extensive literature review confirmed the scarcity of statistics pertaining to the demographics of this population, as well as the challenges faced including language access issues, poverty, lack of employment opportunities, lack of health care, obstacles in education, and the urgent need for culturally sensitive and linguistically accessible services.
The program seeks to increase reunification rates and improve child safety and well being by supporting efforts to comply with judicial mandates. Through internet research and exploration of a grant database, the Weingart Foundation was determined to be the most suitable match. Actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.
|Advisor:||Chambers, Ruth M.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Individual & family studies, Public policy, Hispanic American studies|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.