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A community risk assessment of San Diego's foster care system


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to complete a community risk assessment of San Diego, California using the Hawkins and Catalano Communities that Care model. In order to evaluate the factors most likely to prevent San Diego foster youth from emancipating successfully, individual, family, school, and community risk factors were examined.

The study found that San Diego had 6.2% of the total foster youth population in California in December, 2006. Additionally, foster children in San Diego County had a longer average stay in foster care than the rate for California. The rate of usage of relative care in San Diego was slightly higher than that of California. The Housing Affordability Index of San Diego was 12%, meaning that 78% of the population cannot afford to buy a home.

To identify all the risk factors facing foster youth, a longitudinal study would need to be conducted. Social work implications are discussed.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Social work
Classification
0452: Social work
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; California; Emancipation; Foster youth; Protective factor; Risk assessment; San Diego foster care; Unsuccessful emancipation
Title
A community risk assessment of San Diego's foster care system
Author
Guzman, Cinthya
Number of pages
47
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
6080
Source
MAI 46/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549280644
Advisor
Ranney, Molly
University/institution
California State University, Long Beach
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.S.W.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1448940
ProQuest document ID
304712356
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304712356
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