Families

Achieving Employment Goals

 

What if my family members gets stuck on the road to employment?

A family member could “park” anywhere along the way because s/he has lost confidence, lost interest, is depressed, does not know what to do next or any number of reasons. One particular challenge occurs when the family member has made significant progress such as graduating from an education or training program, then getting “stuck” – unable to move forward into employment.
 
Family members might be able to provide information about potential resources such as internships without trying to “fix” the situation. Another source of help in moving forward is a peer or a peer group. Good relationship/s that can challenge and also support might be part of the getting unstuck. It could also be a time to focus on wellness activities and feeling better about oneself rather than just having negative thoughts about being “stuck”. (Houde)
 

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Stuck: but there is a way out.

 
 

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