Utilizing the Stages of Change Model to Design an Employment Readiness Training Program for High Risk Workers: A Collaborative of Community-Based Human Service Professionals and Health Sciences Educators
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016, Pages: 37-43
Received: Oct. 27, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 28, 2015; Published: Jun. 21, 2016
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Jewel Goodman Shepherd, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Kaprea F. Johnson, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Koren Goodman, College of Education and Human Services, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Reverend Sylvia Copeland-Murphy, SCM Vision, Incorporated, Suffolk, Virginia, USA
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Numerous factors and barriers remain a challenge for high risk workers. Programs that currently exist target self-sufficiency, yet there remains an unemployment rate that is reflective of the need to eliminate cyclical joblessness. Maintaining meaningful employment is the goal for high risk workers as well as mentoring, guidance, and prolonged engagement. Counselors are needed to promote engagement in positive employment training and life-long career development. This manuscript describes a job training program focused on assisting clients in gaining long term employment using a modified version of the Stages of Change as a theoretical framework.
Readiness Training Program, High Risk Workers, Human Service Workers
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Jewel Goodman Shepherd, Kaprea F. Johnson, Koren Goodman, Reverend Sylvia Copeland-Murphy, Utilizing the Stages of Change Model to Design an Employment Readiness Training Program for High Risk Workers: A Collaborative of Community-Based Human Service Professionals and Health Sciences Educators, American Journal of Health Research. Special Issue: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration is a Call for Improvement Across the Board in the Health Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 2-1, 2016, pp. 37-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.15
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