Title

Comfort Kits

Date

5-2020

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Major

Collaborative Health and Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work

First Advisor

Caitlin Stinneford

Second Advisor

Susan Osorio

Abstract

Most foster children are moved from home to home and may not necessarily have something to carry their belongings in or have time to bring anything of value to them. CASA of Monterey County is an organization that train’s volunteers who become CASA’s (court appointed special advocates) with a passion to help youth in the community. They pair children waiting for someone to help advocate for the wishes of the child in court, as well as monitor and keep updates on children that have been moved out of Monterey County. The Comfort Kit project provides foster youth with a drawstring backpack, age appropriate activities, and resources that are available to them in a mini brochure. The goal of this Comfort Kit was to address the basic forms for youth as well as providing a positive social and community connection with their CASA. While these kits were unable to be created at this time, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the framework was laid out and this project could be continued when CASA of Monterey County reopens.

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