The purpose of this project was to design a program, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund a program that would provide parenting education to parents and caregivers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth that are involved with the foster care system. An extensive literature review was conducted regarding specific issues faced by LGBTQ youth including, substance abuse, homelessness, and physical and mental health problems based primarily on rejection by their primary caregivers. A search for potential funding sources via the Internet and grant databases resulted in the selection of the David Bohnett Foundation as the best funding source for this project. A grant was written to establish a program, which will provide parenting classes for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ youth within the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) of Los Angeles County's regional office.
|Advisor:||Glezakos, Agathi, Lam, Brian|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, GLBT Studies, Adult education, Gender studies|
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