This narrative project explores the writer's experience of kinship care and his parents being addicted to crack cocaine. The narrative reviewed how previous life history, culture, and familial support systems influenced the writer's ability to deal with the impact of substance abuse and neglect from his parents; plus how his childhood experience shaped his decision to become a social worker. The literature review includes information on substance abuse, African American culture, poverty, and scholarly narratives. The author will discuss lessons learned through the narrative process and the importance of social work implications in regards to substance abuse and kinship care.
|Advisor:||Goodman, Catherine C.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
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