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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

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Abstract

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.

DOI 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.15
Published in American Journal of Health Research (Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016)

This article belongs to the Special Issue Interprofessional Education and Collaboration is a Call for Improvement Across the Board in the Health Sciences

Page(s) 37-43
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Keywords

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. Am J Health Res. 2016;4(2-1):37-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.15

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  • College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

  • Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

  • College of Education and Human Services, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, USA

  • SCM Vision, Incorporated, Suffolk, Virginia, USA

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