ERIC Number: ED048561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Description and Evaluation of Training Program for Visiting Homemakers.
Prince Edward Island NewStart tested the efficiency of an organized visiting homemaker service project involving the preparation of nine mature, unemployed or underemployed women to meet crisis situations, especially in disadvantaged homes. The 12 week training program was divided into five units--home nursing (47 hours), home economics (62 hours), social work (47 hours), psychology (nine hours), child care (34 hours)--taught by professionals in their respective fields. Classes were held in seminar fashion, with emphasis on discussion and role playing, and liberal use of audiovisual aids. For financial and other reasons, only ten placements were made in the three months following training; but these were relatively long term. Although findings show that the more disadvantaged women worked better as visiting homemakers, it was felt that with sound training, good supervision, and careful placement, other homemakers can also contribute to the rehabilitation of many families. It was recommended that an additional two weeks of classroom study in home economics, social work, and psychology be added, as well as more on the job training. (Five references, placement data, and a training program outline are included.) (LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince Edward Island NewStart, Inc., Montague.
Identifiers: Canada; Prince Edward Island Newstart