ERIC Number: ED320336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Community Exploration Program: Vocational Laboratory Experiences for Psychiatrically Disabled Youth.
Cook, Judith A.; And Others
The manual provides a guide to the Community Exploration Program for older adolescents and young adults with mental illness, offered at Thresholds, a psychiatric rehabilitation center in Chicago (Illinois). The program is designed to acquaint the youth with the types of jobs found in the community and offers both vocational and independent living skills training. The curriculum is structured to run for 16 weeks, meeting one afternoon every second week. Stressed is the importance of recruiting and dealing with employers who will allow student access to employment settings. Fourteen topics are covered, with objectives, an outline, and activity materials. The first two sessions are introductory and cover general information about the community and using the public transportation system. The following five sessions involve visiting work settings such as factories, restaurants, business and professional offices, gas stations, and hospitals. The final session provides for summarizing and evaluating the Community Exploration Program. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Exploration, Class Activities, Community Programs, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Emotional Disturbances, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Independent Living, Lesson Plans, Mental Disorders, Prevocational Education, School Business Relationship, Transportation, Young Adults
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Thresholds, Chicago, IL.
Note: For related documents, see EC 231 142-143.