Foster Care Society
Sector of Work
: Alternative care of children; Family Preservation; Family Strengthening; Gatekeeping; Policy; Advocacy, Foster Care; Child Protection Systems Change; Family-based Care; Capacity Building
: Udaipur, India
To translate policy into practice in the field of alternative care of children in India.
Foster Care India operates in Udaipur. Rajasthan, India. We currently aim to strengthen our network and help the children in need of care and protection through advocacy across Rajasthan and collaborations at local, state. national and global levels.
This project is nothing short of social change. It will take time to explain the feasibility of this project to government officials. prospective foster families and the population of Udaipur. Many might initially agree with a foster care system as being a good idea, however, the multiple systems that must interact for its successful implementation need the moral.
English required, Indian languages a plus, but not required.
Possible Projects Overall:
Mapping; Advocacy; Assessment; Policy; Capacity Building; Research
Projects of Past Practicum Students:
1. Case studies of foster families in an Indian context
2. Website design and social media posts
3. Foster care implementation guide/replication model
4. Program Evaluation of foster care services
5. Fundraising proposal for community center operations to be distributed to the board members
6. Procedure manuals (to be made available to stakeholders) for the following: Child Care Institution Registration, Aftercare practices, Group Foster Care Registration and practices, and Hostel Registration procedures 8
7. System dynamics model of practice/policy issues that serve as barriers to service delivery
8. Behavior Intervention plan for a foster family
9. Educational - IEP template design
10. Case management (around family strengthening, linking families to government programming for pensions and aid for children)
11. Giving spoken English lessons to the children
12. Advocacy via writing to publications (Times of India), stakeholders (UNICEF Rajasthan), and policy influencers on the state of foster programming in India
13. Stakeholder communication and developing the communication materials
14. Fundraising and money management
Skills Attained By Past Students:
Policy-to-Practice gap mapping, systems-level intervention, advocacy for clients and families, capacity building and scale up of programming
Preferred Knowledge and Background:
System Dynamics, Foster and Adoptive Care Policy/Advocacy
In-Country Transportation from Past Practicum Students:
Students are responsible for flights, housing, potential visa fees, and living expenses. Students should expect to pay approximately $450 to $700 a month for rent, transportation, communication and food. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.
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Brown School Contact
: Global Programs Office
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