ERIC Number: ED199609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Helping the Displaced Homemaker: One Day at a Time.
This paper describes the displaced homemaker, defines her plight, and delineates the successful Displaced Homemaker Program conducted by the Fort Wayne area (CETA) consortium. The emphases of the program focus on the fundamental concerns of the displaced homemaker, i.e., the establishment of a new identity, the resolution of financial problems, and the setting of future goals. The components of this six-week program are outlined in detail, and include: (1) the initial period of informal interactions to establish a sense of group cohesion and support; (2) activities of the next five weeks which concentrate on self-image, community resources, individual need fulfillment through community resources, survival, and job attainment; and (3) other program services such as field trips to resource agencies and supportive service providers, psychological and vocational testing, medical and dental services, transportation, and child care. A letter from a participant is included as a subjective evaluation of the program. Recommendations from the program evaluation are elaborated. (NRB)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Counseling Services, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Females, Financial Problems, Individual Needs, Job Placement, Job Skills, Program Descriptions, Reentry Workers, Self Concept, Self Help Programs
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($6.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.