Date Approved

9-2-1997

Embargo Period

8-25-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Public Relations

Department

Public Relations & Advertising

College

College of Communication & Creative Arts

First Advisor

Shapiro, Steve

Subject(s)

One Church, One Child of Pennsylvania, Inc.; Adoption agencies--Pennsylvania; African American children; Video tape advertising

Disciplines

Public Relations and Advertising

Abstract

Recognizing the enormous number of African American children in foster care in Pennsylvania, members of the Pennsylvania African American clergy, led by Reverend William B. Moore and the Honorable John F. White, Jr., Secretary of Public Welfare met with Governor Robert Casey in 1987.

This successful meeting resulted in the development of the One Church, One Child of Pennsylvania, Incorporated in 1987. The program is a branch of the national One Church, One Child organization, founded by Father George Clements in Chicago, 1970.

One Church, One Child of PA, Inc. is a non profit corporation in partnership with the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Children, Youth and Families.

This is a study of the viability of African American adoption recruitment videotapes as a promotional tool for the One Church, One Child of PA, Inc. adoption recruitment campaign.

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