ERIC Number: ED288657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Pueblo Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Study.
Martin, William E., Jr.; O'Connell, Joanne Curry
As part of a study to improve delivery of services to disabled Native Americans residing in the 18 Pueblos of New Mexico, this report specifies the methods used to develop the interview instrument and the training activities that were conducted, presents results obtained from interviews with 117 disabled Pueblo residents, and makes recommendations for future Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) initiatives. Five categories of issues/needs emerged from the interview data: communications, jobs, transportation, relocation, and resources. Recommendations developed for the DVR to address these needs include: (1) continue liaison between the Pueblos and DVR counselors through a continued/expanded role for Rehabilitation Technicians; (2) develop/implement an awareness program in the Pueblos regarding rights and needs of disabled individuals; (3) plan/implement meetings to provide information to department counselors regarding the Pueblos and their unique cultural characteristics to improve counselors' effectiveness; (4) identify major employers in the Pueblos and conduct an educational awareness program targeted at potential employers; (5) adopt a strategy of interaction that results in a consistent/predictable schedule of on-site office hours to facilitate access to vocational rehabilitation counselors; and (6) establish community councils within the Pueblos that have representation from state and local service providers, tribal officials, and consumers of services. (NEC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, American Indian Education, American Indians, Attitudes, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Human Services, Interviews, Needs Assessment, Social Services, Surveys, Trainees, Tribes, Vocational Rehabilitation
Native American Research and Training Center, Box 5360, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Native American Research and Training Center.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico