Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Siblings raising siblings: An account of the power of sibling love that transcends beyond the absence of parents
by Lee, Valerie, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 77; 1499267
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project is to write a narrative about the experiences of the author as a sibling raising a sibling due to the death of a parent so that social workers and other professionals will better understand the challenges and benefits associated with this experience. The thesis will explore topics such as adolescent bereavement, gaining legal guardianship, kinship care, teen and single parenting, and financial and life supports. This thesis will give readers a candid glimpse into the life of a bereaved teenager determined to keep her family together. It is hoped that this narrative will be an educational tool for all social workers to begin to understand the experience of raising a sibling.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gurrola, Maria
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1499267
ISBN: 978-1-124-85753-4
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