ERIC Number: ED384764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Providing Employment Support for People with Long-Term Mental Illness. Choices, Resources, and Practical Strategies.
Ford, Laurie Howton
Designed for professionals in the field of mental illness and staff involved in providing on-the-job support for persons with mental illness, this book provides an overview of employment issues relevant to such workers. The 23 chapters of the book are organized in 5 sections. The first two sections provide background information about the clients served and the systems that serve them. The third section addresses these topics: client screening and assessment; career development, teaching job seeking skills, job clubs, job development, and choosing and building the right job. The fourth section focuses on issues that arise after employment, including: learning the job; behavior management and self-management; and natural supports, integration, and social skills. The final section addresses long-term issues, such as routine follow-up, troubleshooting and crisis intervention, and dealing with job loss. Case studies and reproducible checklists are used throughout the book. Contains 193 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Potential, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Mental Disorders, Normalization (Disabilities), Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624 ($29).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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