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The importance of childs play : a grant-writing project

Author: Jennifer Brown
Publisher: [Long Beach, California] : California State University, Long Beach, 2010.
Dissertation: M.S.W. California State University, Long Beach 2010
Series: California State University, Long Beach.; Master's thesis collection, Dept. of Social Work.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation   Computer File : English
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Abstract: The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to set up a foster family office in a way that would create a more inviting atmosphere for youth in a time of stressful transitions. An extensive literature review was performed to investigate the importance of toys, particularly in terms of developmental achievements. Lake County First Five was the funding source  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Academic theses
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Brown
ISBN: 9781124251646 1124251642
OCLC Number: 1030918829
Description: v, 50 leaves
Series Title: California State University, Long Beach.; Master's thesis collection, Dept. of Social Work.
Responsibility: by Jennifer Brown.

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Abstract: The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to set up a foster family office in a way that would create a more inviting atmosphere for youth in a time of stressful transitions. An extensive literature review was performed to investigate the importance of toys, particularly in terms of developmental achievements. Lake County First Five was the funding source selected. The goals of the proposed program are to provide children meaningful activities, enhance their sense of control in a world where they have little, and encourage their use of motor skills and creativity. The program will be evaluated based on the extent to which the toys are used and observations of increased play time as reported by foster parents. If funded, this program would enhance the lives of at-risk children who have had few previous opportunities for play.

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