The purpose of this thesis was to do a policy analysis of the Adoptions and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA). Relative caregivers do not always receive the same representation and funding that licensed, non-relative, foster caregivers receive for caring for children. Although the Adoptions and Safe Families Act of 1997 proposes equal representation of relative caregivers to regular foster parents, many barriers prevent relative caregivers from receiving the same benefits as licensed foster parents. For this reason, a more in-depth analysis of the ASFA was conducted in this project to better understand the need for support and services for relative caregivers and children. This study utilized David Gil's policy analysis framework as a lens to analyze the ASFA.
|Advisor:||Glezakos, Agathi, Lam, Brian|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Political science, Public policy|
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