Achieving Employment Goals
What can we do to help the whole family during the employment process?
Family members of a person in recovery could be a parent, spouse, sibling, partner, adult child, roommate, or good friend. Partnering with professionals especially the Employment Specialists helps to keep everyone on the same page.
In addition to paying attention to their own wellness and their own personal goals, family members can participate (with permission) in the meetings, orientation, and employment planning of a vocational program. Family members can educate themselves using a variety of resources available through NAMI, including facts sheets on supported employment and recovery and work.