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LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

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Fostering Peace: The Impact Of A Nonprofit Community-Based Organization On Young Foster Youths’ Social-Emotional Development And Pre-Academic Skills, Carrie Alpert Jul 2015

Fostering Peace: The Impact Of A Nonprofit Community-Based Organization On Young Foster Youths’ Social-Emotional Development And Pre-Academic Skills, Carrie Alpert

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

In the United States, approximately 400,000 children reside in foster care, and most have been exposed to caregiver abuse, neglect, or abandonment. A majority of foster children suffer the effects of damaging circumstances including poverty, violence, inferior health care, and substandard housing. Consequently, young foster youth frequently struggle to accomplish developmental tasks such as establishing secure attachment relationships, cultivating preacademic skills, and acquiring social-emotional competence. The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of Peace4Kids, a nonprofit community-based organization, on young foster youths’ social-emotional development and pre-academic skills. Data collected from parents, teachers, and administrators during semi-structured ...