ERIC Number: ED423452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-30
Coordinated Employment Opportunities (CEO) for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbance or Mental Illness. Annual Report: Year 1.
Espinola, Diane L.; Helms, Barbara J.
The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a comprehensive job training model that will increase the self-determination and integrated community employment of youth and young adults with serious mental illness or emotional disturbance. Project objectives are to (1) promote interagency collaboration and coordination; (2) increase competitive employment opportunities for youth by providing comprehensive services based on individual needs; (3) provide peer support from peer mentors; (4) strengthen school and community capacity by increasing awareness and knowledge of the needs of this population and the use of natural supports; and (5) evaluate the model and provide information useful for replication. By the end of year one, 88 individuals had been referred to the program. Of those, 51 completed the intake process and became participants in the project. Three-fourths of the participants were involved in some type of work experience. The project's status as of September 30, 1996 is discussed. Each objective is examined and efforts to implement it are presented. Also discussed is how information about the project's progress will be disseminated. Two case studies and five tables are included. (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Capitol Region Education Council, Bloomfield, CT.