ERIC Number: ED053405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Report on Use of Supplementary Funds. Report on Recruitment, Certification, and Referral for Placement of Foster Homes for Older Youth. (Final Report).
San Diego County Dept. of Public Welfare, CA.
Project 410 goals are briefly stated: (1) to study the circumstances and identify the needs of older youth (ages 16-20) living away from home; (2) to recruit, certify and develop foster homes for older youth; and (3) to develop a referral system to make these homes available for placement of older youth. The background and development of standards for certification are described and a basic list of tangible criteria selected to insure minimum conformity with Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) regulations. These "critical determinants" are listed. The recruitment (of foster homes for older youth) process is elaborated, as well as the Project's 16-month certification and referral experiences. A series of foster parent seminars, developed on the basis of the certification requirements, is described. Finally, a limited study, undertaken to gain some information about home-finding and to compare Project 410 certified homes with homes which youths found themselves, reveals that (1) 8 of the 14 Ss found foster homes themselves; (2) 6 of these 8 were judged by social workers to be uncertifiable; and (3) other placements had to be found in 2 instances in order to continue AFDC-BH1 payments. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Public Welfare, CA.
Note: Project 410: Study report #6 and #7