ERIC Number: ED198873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Meeting the Needs of Displaced Homemakers and Other Special Groups: A Training Manual for Displaced Homemaker Projects.
Spaid, Robin L.; Parsons, Michael H.
As an informational aid for institutions interested in initiating displaced homemaker projects, this manual describes the development and operations of Hagerstown Junior College's Office of Displaced Homemaker Services. The manual's introduction outlines the specific objectives of the office, which was created to provide support services and/or vocational training to persons who have lost their means of support through divorce, separation, or the death of their spouse. Drawing upon the initial experiences of program operation, the manual then describes: (1) staffing and personnel responsibilities; (2) the role and composition of advisory and steering committees; (3) procedures in the program intake system, which is designed to determine client needs, refer clients to other offices when necessary, and collect ongoing information concerning client process; (4) procedures in the college intake system, which guides the client through college admission, registration, and counseling; (5) the individuals for whom the programs are designed and promotional activities to reach them; and (6) services provided by the office in the areas of career counseling, financial aid, group support, and job development. Finally, the report examines special problems encountered in program funding, student financial aid, and the provision of child care services. Intake forms, flow charts, publicity materials, and questionnaires are included in the report. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD.