Hsm 22o

Program Theories
Carrie Guffey
October 26, 2015

Program Theories
I.   Program Theory
The effects of transitioning and intervening that gives children in foster care that’s approaching adulthood and lacking independent skills.

II. Program Design
(A)   Approaching independent adulthood and what to do
        1.   Teaching life skills
          2.   Educate proper communication skills
(B) Role playing real life situations in group
(C) Search for family members, guardians, money and resources

III. Program Specifications  
(A) Content taught by program consultant and learned by participant
Adult responsibilities.   What to expect being independent
1. Have full time job 2. Pay rent
3. Laundry 4. Cooking
5. Cleaning 6. Balance checkbook
7. Finances 8. How to budget
9. filling out resumes           10. How to interview
(B) Education and research processes:
1. Peer to peer role playing
2. Videos demonstrating daily responsibilities and life skills
3.   One on One discussion between participants (peer counselor)
4.   Academic assistance for anyone in school.
For some children, they have lived the majority of their lives in foster care and bounced around from house to house without ever finding an adult to guide them in adulthood.   Making it a mandated law that all children in foster care approaching 18 will have a chance to be successful.   One day these children wake up and are told they will no longer be in states custody and they must find a place to live.   At least 25% of children aging out of foster care will end up homeless or another statistic.   Children need to have guidance and need to have an adult that will answer their questions on “How do I do this” or “I need support” so they can transition to being an adult.   This program strives to find a career or area of interest for these children, learn how to pay bills, learn life skills, counceling sessions and help search for...