ERIC Number: ED217119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Improvement of Placement Services for Youth with Disabilities. A Resource and Inservice Training Manual for CETA Personnel.
Winkler, Kathleen; Ertel, Kenneth
This inservice training process and resource handbook was developed to enhance the ability of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) job developers/counselors and industry personnel supervisors to work more effectively with persons with disabilities. The handbook contains five sections. Section 1 addresses the issue of attitudes and their impact upon the individual with disabilities. Section 2 deals with the interviewing skills necessary to serve clients with disabilities in a sensitive and supportive manner, while section 3 discusses the rationale and a model for developing a network of cooperative work arrangements among CETA, other social service agencies, and advocacy groups to provide maximum potential for job placement and related services to disabled clients. In section 4 the skills and understandings necessary to make the match between a client with a disability and existing positions in the job market are detailed; this section includes a discussion of applicable laws. The final section contains a list of resources, such as documents that facilitate understanding of disabled clients as well as lists of agencies, services, and advocacy groups for individuals with disabilities. For the first four sections, two separate operational components are included: a participants' section for CETA staff members, and trainer's sections that contain sets of instructions for activities which CETA staff use in an inservice educational workshop. (KC)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Compliance (Legal), Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Disabilities, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Competence, Job Development, Job Placement, Learning Activities, Normalization (Handicapped), Questioning Techniques, Resources, Workshops, Youth
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Manpower Development, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for Occupational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act