Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Brown, Laurel

Second Advisor

Shiner, Lisa

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet


The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which Riverside County Children's Social Services Workers (CSSW's) are establishing adult lifelong connections for emancipating foster youth. Interviews were conducted with CSSW's from the Independent Living Program (ILP) and the Planned Permanency Living Arrangement (PPLA) units. The purpose of the interviews was to identify resources that CSSW's are using to secure adult lifelong connections for youth transitioning out of the foster care system.

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