ERIC Number: ED189449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
New Beginnings. A Manual for Facilitating Growth for Displaced Homemakers.
Burnside, Nancy; And Others
This resource manual shares ideas and exercises with those persons interested in and working with the specific concerns of displaced homemakers. Sections correspond to steps in an adjustment process leading to job search. An introduction overviews the manual and provides helpful hints for use by peer counselors, professional therapists, and group leaders. Part 1, Self-Concept, of section 1, Who I Am, contains seventeen exercises which look at the person and the identity from childhood to adulthood, from past experience to present, from outside influences to inside characteristics. The four exercises in part 2, Communications, are intended to facilitate the movement from knowledge about self to sharing that self with others. In section 2, part 1, Interest and Skill Review, and part 2, Needs and Wants, contain fourteen exercises which evaluate interests, skills, needs, and wants to assist the displaced homemaker to mold her characteristics with her identity and establish career goals. Section 3 consists of part 1, Job Search Readiness, and part 2, Job Search. Eight exercises cover necessary skills in finding employment. Section 4 lists agencies, organizations, colleges, people, and places of assistance to displaced homemakers and leaders/counselors. Section 5 is a bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Development, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Communication Skills, Displaced Homemakers, Females, Goal Orientation, Individual Characteristics, Individual Needs, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Occupational Aspiration, Self Concept, Vocational Interests, Womens Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Continuing Education.