ERIC Number: ED320334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening Skills for Success: A Manual To Help Parents Support Their Psychiatrically Disabled Youth's Community Employment.
Cook, Judith A.; And Others
The manual provides information and suggestions to parents of youth with psychiatric disabilities, based on the program at Thresholds, a psychiatric rehabilitation center in Chicago, Illinois. The manual includes case examples, exercises, and space for parent responses. Chapters have the following titles and topics: "The Importance to You of Your Youth's Employment" (the role of values and work, loss and adjustment of expectations, and fear of the unknown); "Understanding Your Youth's Feelings about Working" (adolescence, typical adolescent attitudes toward employment, special employment issues for mentally ill youth); "Ways You Can Help Your Youth Prepare for Employment" (communication techniques, raising self-esteem, and influencing adaptive behaviors); "Supporting Your Youth through the Job Seeking Process" (career exploration, assessing job readiness, the application and interview process); "Holding a Job Over Time: Helping Develop Social Skills" (social skills needed to begin, maintain, and terminate a job); "Stress Management: Helping Your Youth Stay On the Job" (sources of stress, methods of coping with stress, and managing tasks under stress). Fifty-one suggestions for further reading are included. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Emotional Disturbances, Interpersonal Competence, Interviews, Job Application, Job Placement, Job Satisfaction, Job Search Methods, Mental Disorders, Parent Participation, Stress Management, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Attitudes, Young Adults
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Thresholds, Chicago, IL.
Note: For related documents, see EC 231 143-144.