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ERIC Number: ED011121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov-30
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED ADOLESCENTS.
FRIEDMAN, SIMON B.; SOLOFF, ASHER
THIS VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROVIDED 4 YEARS OF SERVICE FOR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED ADOLESCENTS WHO WERE ATTENDING SCHOOL AND LIVING IN RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS. THE PROGRAM CONSISTED OF A REHABILITATION WORKSHOP, CONCOMITANT VOCATIONAL COUNSELING, AND GROUP VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION SERVICES. IN ADDITION, INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMING PRESENTED THE YOUNGSTERS WITH INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT VOCATIONAL SITUATIONS. CLOSE COORDINATION BETWEEN THE VOCATIONAL SERVICES AND THE THERAPEUTIC PLAN OF TREATMENT IN THE RESIDENTIAL CENTERS WAS EMPHASIZED. TO TEST THE HYPOTHESIS THAT WORK-FOCUSED VOCATIONAL PROGRAMING MAY BE MORE EFFECTIVE IF BEGUN IN EARLY ADOLESCENCE, AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP (YOUNGSTERS 14 OR 15 YEARS OLD) AND A CONTROL GROUP (YOUNGSTERS BETWEEN 16 AND 18 YEARS OLD) WERE CHOSEN. EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE MADE BY COMPARING THE EXPERIMENTAL AND THE COMPARISON GROUPS ON THE MEASURES ADMINISTERED DURING THE PROGRAM AND ON VOCATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF THE TRAINEES IN THE COMMUNITY AFTER COMPLETING THE PROGRAM. ELEMENTS WHICH SHOULD BE INCORPORATED INTO A VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM ARE IDENTIFIED AND DESCRIBED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ASSOCIATION OF REHABILITATION CENTERS CONFERENCE (PHILADELPHIA, NOVEMBER 30, 1966). (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Jewish Vocational Service and Employment Center, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)