This project offers a program for children ages 14 to 15 years who are living with their adoptive families. This program consists of 6 sessions in which adopted children can express their feelings through the use of art and theater. The goals are to help them: (a) process and work through confusing or traumatic experiences; (b) have a forum for exploring strong, sensitive or destructive feelings that could be channeled to positive instead of inappropriate or risky behaviors; and (c) develop more positive self-esteem and a sense of independence and feelings of control. It is hoped that this resource can help stabilize their families and minimize adoption disruptions or dissolutions.
An extensive literature review was conducted. Potential funding sources were researched and evaluated, and The Ahmanson Foundation was selected. The proposed intervention is detailed with an evaluation plan, staffing information, and budget narrative.
|Advisor:||Pasztor, Eileen Mayers|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
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