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Career development for displaced Latinas who are survivors of domestic violence

This program is designed to provide tools and resources to Latina homemakers who are survivors of domestic violence to obtain an occupation that can lead to self-sufficiency. This program will discuss how career self-exploration, such as examining interests, values and skills correlate with finding an appropriate occupation. The career counseling program is eight weeks long and will consist of a maximum of eight women in the program. These women must demonstrate an eighth grade level of reading and writing or better to participate. Each client must have completed at least six sessions of personal therapy and referred to the career counselor for a pre-assessment prior to the program. This program is intended to assist Latina homemakers as they learn about their strengths, job search strategies and enhance their confidence in their abilities to job interview.

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