ERIC Number: ED247377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Coping with Unemployment. I. The Trainers' Guide. II. The Participants' Book.
Gordus, Jeanne Prial
This document contains both a trainers' guide and a participants' book for a one-day workshop on coping with unemployment. The workshop is planned to enable participants to withstand a period of joblessness with a minimum of personal stress. It includes information about specific unemployment-related problems, methods of stress management, supportive behavior, resources, and retraining. The trainers' manual first introduces the problems of unemployed workers, describes the scope of the training and the objectives of the workshop, and suggests training methods. This section is followed by seven modules covering the following topics: introduction and overview, unemployment problems/solutions, unemployment and stress, case studies, identifying problems and solutions, the unemployment plan, and a wrap-up to the program. Each module consists of a purpose, learning objectives, materials needed, suggested time allowance, and a training outline. The participants' book provides information to help unemployed persons and their families to cope during the unemployment period. It shows how to get help and benefits for which unemployed persons may be eligible. Following an introduction on unemployment stress, the participants' book contains seven modules covering these topics: maintaining economic stability, health care, good nutrition, homes, social ties, and morale; and unemployment and alcohol. (KC)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Classroom Techniques, Coping, Dislocated Workers, Employment Problems, Fringe Benefits, Health, Health Insurance, Health Needs, Home Management, Job Layoff, Leaders Guides, Money Management, Nutrition, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Self Actualization, Social Support Groups, Stress Management, Teaching Methods, Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Mental Health, Lansing.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, Inst. of Science and Technology.