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ERIC Number: ED016121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 160
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE SAN ANTONIO REHABILITATION-WELFARE REPORT ON RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT RD 1513.
BECK, ROBERT B.; AND OTHERS
THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT WAS TO HELP PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS EARN THEIR OWN LIVING THROUGH A JOINT EFFORT BY VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND PUBLIC WELFARE SERVICES. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES INCLUDED (1) ESTABLISH METHODS OF IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL CANDIDATES, (2) DEVELOP AN INTERAGENCY OPERATING PATTERN, AND (3) DEVELOP AN ADEQUATE MEDICAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL-SOCIAL-VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION EVALUATION OF RECIPIENTS. THE PROJECT SAMPLE OF 113 WAS FROM THE TARGET POPULATION OF 3,200 FAMILY HEADS WHO WERE CHARACTERIZED AS HAVING LOW INCOMES, HIGH BIRTH RATES, LOW EDUCATION, AND PREDOMINANTLY LATIN AMERICAN GROUP MEMBERSHIP. A COOPERATIVE PLAN OF DUAL AGENCY FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITIES UTILIZED A COUNSELOR-CASEWORKER TEAM APPROACH, INTENSIVE CASE SERVICE, PREVOCATIONAL EVALUATION-ADJUSTMENT SERVICES, AND A COMPREHENSIVE CLIENT-FAMILY RESEARCH EVALUATION AND RATING SYSTEM. THE SEPARATE AGENCIES WERE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY. OF 181 CASES CLOSED, 38 PERCENT ENDED IN SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYMENT WHICH COMPARES WELL WITH A 2 PERCENT NATIONAL RATE. AN ADEQUATE REFERRAL SYSTEM WAS ESTABLISHED. WITH THE USE OF SPECIALLY DEVELOPED RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS, THE PREDICTION OF SUCCESS OR FAILURE IN REHABILITATION WAS MADE WITH CONSIDERABLE CONFIDENCE. INDIVIDUAL CLIENT SUCCESS (INCREASES IN WEEKLY EARNINGS) DEPENDED QUITE STRONGLY ON A PREVIOUSLY STEADY WORK HISTORY, EXTENSIVE VOCATIONAL TRAINING, AND ADEQUATE INTELLECTUAL FUNCTIONING. ON THE BASIS OF EXPERIENCE FROM THIS PROJECT, THE AGENCIES HAVE ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT TO COOPERATE ON PROJECTS ON A STATEWIDE BASIS. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN; TEXAS; Texas (San Antonio)