ERIC Number: ED215230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Needs of Displaced Homemakers in California.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
The seven most frequently mentioned needs of displaced homemakers are (1) personal counseling; (2) career or vocational counseling; (3) further education or training; (4) information, outreach, publicity; (5) temporary financial or other support during training; (6) jobs and job development; and (7) awareness of own needs. Active publicity and outreach are necessary, since women may be unaware of available services. Most displaced homemakers are in great economic need, but financial resources from government agencies are not readily available to them. Personal counseling needs of displaced homemakers are varied. Loss of spouse may be accompanied by psychological upsets, such as loss of self-esteem. Displaced homemakers need help in developing self-confidence, developing assertiveness, and overcoming emotional problems. One of the most effective resources of support is a peer group. Having their needs met for employment, vocational counseling, including job placement service, is necessary. Most displaced homemakers are handicapped by lack of education or formal training. Obstacles to education include financial considerations, family responsibilities, lack of transportation, poor health, sex and age discrimination, inconvenient course times and locations, and few role models. (An annotated bibliography of displaced homemaker materials is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Career Counseling, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Needs, Employment, Financial Needs, Individual Needs, Information Needs, Job Development, Job Placement
Publications Sales, California State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($2.00; state residents add sales tax).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.