ERIC Number: ED448241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Relative Strength: A Report on the Family's Place in Workforce Development Initiatives. Field Report Series.
King, Elisabeth; Elliott, Mark
This report describes family centered employment strategies. It begins with a look at the economics of families in poverty and provides a brief outline of the many ways in which employment and training programs have begun to work with families. The report then examines the work of four employment programs now offering employment services to families: (1) a transitional employment program; (2) a refugee resettlement program; (3) a youth employment program; and (4) a faith-based program. The key elements that have enabled these programs to provide services successfully are discussed. The major federal programs used to meet the employment needs of the poor, however, remain focused principally on serving individuals. Recent Clinton administration proposals indicate that the family is beginning to occupy a more central place in the discussion of federal employment programs. Until public resources are available, it seems unlikely that many organizations will make the extraordinary effort to combine multiple revenue sources needed to serve families' employment needs successfully. An appendix describes the four programs in detail. (SLD)
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Family Characteristics, Family Programs, Job Training, Labor Force, Poverty, Refugees, Religious Cultural Groups, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.