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ERIC Number: ED452401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Beyond Work First: How To Help Hard-To-Employ Individuals Get Jobs and Succeed in the Workforce. A How-To Guide. ReWORKing Welfare: Technical Assistance for States and Localities.
Brown, Amy
This guide distills lessons from an extensive body of research into practical advice for policymakers and practitioners concerned with helping hard-to-employ individuals find jobs and succeed in the work force. Part 1 examines the following topics: characteristics of the hard-to-employ; the prevalence of various barriers to employment; and the effectiveness of past welfare-to-work efforts for hard-to-employ individuals. Part 2 explores the following aspects of policy and design: implications for state and local policy; techniques for identifying and assessing barriers; staff development and interagency partnerships; program models; and best practices. Part 3 consists of six sections that are each devoted to one of the following employment problems faced by hard-to-employ individuals: multiple barriers; substance abuse; domestic violence; physical disabilities and chronic health problems; depression and other mental health problems; criminal records; very low basic skills and learning disabilities; and language barriers. Each section contains the following items: overview; screening and assessment guidelines; service strategies; labor market strategies; guidelines for staff development and interagency partnerships; and best practices. Seventeen text boxes are included. The appendix contains lists of the following items: 63 programs, organizations, and contact information; 113 references and suggested publications; and 113 recent publications on Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation projects. (MN)
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, 16 East 34 Street, New York, New York 10016, Tel: 212-532-3200, Full text on web site: http://www.mdrc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.