Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Foster youth skills development program
by Valdez, Alma L., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 48; 1486530
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to develop an independent living skills program for foster youth that reside through Nirio's Latinos Unidos, Foster Family Agency. An extensive literature review was performed to investigate the most effective approaches for creating stable transitions for foster youth as they emancipate out of foster care. The goals of the program were to develop psycho educational workshops that use hands on experiences in five core areas: budgeting, housing, employment, education, and community resources. A mentor would voluntarily guide the youth through the proposed program. Through the Weingart Foundation, a support expansion grant from the Los Angeles Youth Network, was found to be the most suitable grant for the program. If funded, this program would develop independent living skills among foster youth so as to increase the likelihood of their successful transitions into adulthood.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Green, Yolanda
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1486530
ISBN: 978-1-124-25153-0
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