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ERIC Number: ED013142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 294
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Reference Count: 0
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THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPS, A NEW SOURCE OF MANPOWER.
LAZAR, IRVING; AND OTHERS
A MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER WAS ORGANIZED TO PROVIDE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND SOCIOPSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES TO A COMMUNITY. INITIALLY A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY DETERMINED THE SERVICES THAT WERE NEEDED. THE STAFF FOR THE PROJECT WAS SELECTED FROM THE RANKS OF PROFESSIONALLY EDUCATED WOMEN WHO WERE NOT WORKING, RETIRED PROFESSIONALS, COLLEGE STUDENTS, VISTA, CAP, NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS, AND VOLUNTEERS. THE STAFF WORKED ON FAMILY PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, AND INITIATED GROUP ACTION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. OVER A PERIOD OF TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS, THE SERVICE CENTER PROVIDED A FAMILY AGENT PLAN, CRISIS INTERVENTION PLAN, REMEDIAL AND AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL AIDS, COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS, LEGAL AID PROJECTS, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, CONSUMER SCIENCE AND HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAMS, YOUTH CLUBS AND SUMMER ACTIVITIES, AND HELP FOR A GROUP OF PREGNANT TEENAGERS. THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT THE PROJECT WAS SUCCESSFUL, AND OFFERS SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS WITH FUTURE PROJECTS. FINANCIAL SUPPORT WAS PROVIDED BY THE NEUMEYER FOUNDATION AND THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Neumeyer Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA.
Identifiers: NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS; OEO; VISTA