Date Completed

Winter 3-14-2021

Document Type

Masters Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


This proposed intervention explains the need for both data collection on children with developmental disabilities in child welfare and how it will benefit future work, as well as a proposal of an evidence-based intervention using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with developmental disabilities. The goal is to work towards improved outcomes for children with developmental disabilities and to create equity for these children in the child welfare system. The population focus of this project are children with developmental disabilities, specifically, children who are involved with the child welfare system. This will also include biological family and foster family with in-home services in order to either stabilize placement, prevent placement, or facilitate the child returning home. The theoretical frameworks at the bases of this intervention are intersectional feminist theory and anti-oppressive social work theory.

Included in

Social Work Commons