Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A group home-based intervention to prevent obesity in children who are victims of abuse or neglect
by Young-Evans, Connie, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 63; 1466323
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to design a program, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund a group home based intervention to prevent obesity in children who are victims of abuse or neglect at a Southern California Group Home. An extensive literature review increased knowledge about the problem of childhood obesity and provided information about evidence-based childhood obesity prevention programs that the grant writer then used to design a best-practices program. The goal of this proposed project includes education on the importance of nutrition; good eating habits, and a healthier lifestyle in the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity with a resulting decrease in a child's weight into adulthood. A search for potential funding sources via the Internet and a grant database, FC Search, resulted in the selection of The California Wellness Foundation as the best funding source for this project. A grant was then written to support a childhood obesity prevention program at Five Acres group home in Altadena, California.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Koob, Jeffrey J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Early childhood education, Public policy, Health education
Publication Number: 1466323
ISBN: 978-1-109-17195-2
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