ERIC Number: ED161476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
The Confidence Clinic: A Program for Self-Esteem, Independence, and Career Planning.
The Confidence Clinic at Clackamas Community College was designed to help women on welfare to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. The need for such a program was evidenced by the fact that 11% of the county's population were women heads of households who had below median family incomes, and by the apparent increase of such situations. The clinic which is located in a small two-bedroom home on the college campus gives women opportunities for self-evaluation, as well as information on job search techniques, training opportunities, community resources, understanding the problem of single-parent families, adult basic education, general educational development opportunities, driver training, home repairs, child development, family life, vocational and personality testing, personal problem solving, and wardrobe building. During winter and spring 1978, 108 women were referred to the 12-week program by various agencies; 16 of them were enrolled in both terms. The age range of the participants was from 20-60. Over 90% of all the students completing the one-term program got off the welfare rolls and a number of these enrolled in additional educational training at the college or elsewhere. Several found full-time jobs and others got married. The typical schedule of topics for the program is included in the document. (MB)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Daily Living Skills, Females, Individual Development, Job Search Methods, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Help Programs, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Recipients, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clackamas Community Coll., Oregon City, OR.