ERIC Number: ED248374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Tri-County Displaced Homemakers Project: Monroe, Owen, and Lawrence. Final Report.
Bloomington Dept. of Human Resources, IN.
A project was conducted by the city of Bloomington, Indiana, to help displaced homemakers cope with stress, learn to manage their lives, become more assertive, and gain job search skills. Aimed at a three-county area, the project assessed the job market, developed counseling techniques, developed interest and aptitude assessment instruments, determined clients' needs for employment counseling, and developed a career exploration course. Employment counseling was provided to 106 women, while 33 completed the career exploration course. In addition, the project's job developer contacted 91 new employers and maintained relationships with the 106 employers contacted during a previous year of the project. A course in job seeking was offered to 23 persons. Through this course and the individual counseling, 90 clients found employment; 77 of these found a job while working with the job developer. Thirty-seven clients were enrolled in training/education programs, and 68 women participated in life management workshops. Finally, support groups were established for those who wished to attend, and counseling was provided to 190 persons. As a result of the project, information and resource material was developed and distributed to displaced homemakers, and training packets and a service directory were developed and made available to professionals in the area. (Appendixes, amounting to more than half of the document, contain the forms used in the project, workshop materials, promotional materials, and a list of project products.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Daily Living Skills, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Potential, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Reentry Workers, Regional Cooperation, Resource Materials, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Stress Management, Workshops
Appendix D and other project products are available from the Human Resources Department, City of Bloomington, Box 100, Municipal Building, Bloomington, IN 47402.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Bloomington Dept. of Human Resources, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana