ERIC Number: ED233163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Support Services for Displaced Homemakers and Re-entry Women. Final Report from 7/1/82 -6/30/83.
The Vocational Services for Displaced Homemakers and Re-entry Women project was developed and implemented at Miami-Dade Community College in Florida in order to respond to the special needs of displaced homemakers as they begin the transition from homemaker to wage earner. Provided during the project were support services to enable displaced homemakers to cope with their new identities, to locate financial resources, to establish a peer support network, and to enhance their self-concept. The model implemented emphasized the importance of recognizing obstacles that the displaced homemaker might experience, whether personal, structural, or institutional, as well as the development of necessary strategies to maximize the opportunities for success. During the course of the project, services were provided to 525 clients in the following areas: nontraditional career information, local job market trends, resume preparation, and network and linkage referral. Based on a followup survey that was returned by 220 of the project participants, the researchers concluded that the project was highly successful in helping displaced homemakers to cope in their new role. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Coping, Counseling Services, Displaced Homemakers, Females, Financial Services, Followup Studies, Individual Needs, Job Training, Peer Counseling, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Reentry Workers, Self Concept, Services, Sex Fairness, Social Support Groups, Surveys, Transitional Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.