Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists

Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists

by Ellen Greer

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ISBN-13: 9781317994435
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 796 KB

About the Author

Ellen Greer, PhD, OTR/L, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at New York Institute of Technology. She has been a state licensed Occupational Therapist for over 30 years. She is also trained and licensed in Psychoanalysis. Her research interests focus on the transitional life issues women confront in health, education, work, and family life. Recently becoming a grandmother, Dr. Greer cherishes the continuity of life and the expressions of courage, strength, and love that bind a family through the generations.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter I. Introduction
  • Chapter II. Single Mother’s Transition to Self-Sufficiency
  • Chapter III. Preparing for the Journey
  • Chapter IV. Entry into the Field: Can You Help Us Get a Job
  • Chapter V. Promises to Keep: Portraits of the Volunteers
  • Chapter VI. Surviving Adversity
  • Chapter VII. Workfare Day to Day
  • Chapter VIII: Issues and Concerns
  • Chapter IX. Impact on the Children: Problems and Solutions
  • Chapter X. Despite False Hopes, Forced Transition Creates Growth
  • Chapter XI. Holding It All Together
  • Chapter XII. What I Have Learned: Conclusions
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Appendix A. Cover Letter to Participants
  • Appendix B. Participant Consent Form
  • Appendix C. Sample Analytic Memos and Field Log
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

What People are Saying About This

Anne Hiller Scott

COMPELLING. . . . POIGNANT . . . reveals the failure of the legislative reform to recognize the complexity of caregiver's lives in negotiating the lofty and meaningful goal of participation in the workforce with insufficient supports to meet the essential needs of themselves and their families. A COMPELLING AND CAUTIONARY TALE of poorly conceived legislative mandates, which threatened some of societies most vulnerable. The transformative role of the human spirit in adversity is an invaluable theme for occupational therapists concerned about advocacy for social justice. (Anne Hiller Scott, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Associate Professor, Division of OccupationalTherapy, Long Island University)

Suzanne White

Each of the women's stories is described with KEEN OBSERVATION AND INSIGHT. As Greer gains trust, she gives these disenfranchised women voices. . . . THOUGHT-PROVOKING. . . . Compiles much-needed information to the occupational therapy profession about the fears and health disparities of this underserved population. . . . Readers will be enlightened by the women's journey; their experience, their strength, and their hope in finding meaningful occupations. (Suzanne White, MA, OTR, Clinical Assistant Professor, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, Occupational Therapy Program)

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