ERIC Number: ED231957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Manual for Post-Secondary Displaced Homemaker Programs.
To fulfill one objective of the Post-Secondary Displaced Homemaker Project conducted by Central Texas College, this technical manual was written to assist Texas community colleges in setting up and operating displaced homemaker programs. The manual was developed through a review of current, applicable literature, as well as input from the project's six-member statewide advisory committee and other personnel. The technical manual includes an overview of the problems faced by displaced homemakers and the ways in which displaced homemaker programs may help them. Suggestions are given to beginning programs in the areas of hiring staff members, organizing an advisory committee, setting up office facilities, recruiting and training volunteers, developing intake and recordkeeping systems, designing an evaluation plan, and acquiring clients for the program. Information also is given on the topics of meeting displaced homemakers' survival needs, effectively counseling displaced homemakers on personal matters and job decisions, and preparing displaced homemakers for the work world. Suggestions are given for providing auxiliary services for displaced homemakers; costs and benefits of operating a displaced homemaker program within a community college are discussed. References and sample forms also are included in the manual. (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making Skills, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Evaluation Methods, Facility Requirements, Job Development, Job Skills, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Recordkeeping, Recruitment, Reentry Workers, Volunteer Training, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Central Texas Coll., Killeen.
Note: For a related document, see CE 036 315.