Thinking About Work
Why would my family member need supports for work when s/he isn’t employed?
The kind of support needed during unemployment might be those that help with motivation to return to work. In early stages of recovery it might be stressful just to think about work. However, at the “ripe” moment information about resources might help the person to clarify interests or learn about employment trends. The practice of Motivational Interviewing, a well researched approach, can help to decrease the uncertainty your family member experiences (Larson). Your family member might not realize that having an Employment Specialist or Rehabilitation Counselor could open the door with employers or help get started on a career.