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Coun 407 Powerpoint, 3 30 Final

  1. 1. Women’s Midlife Wellness Jo-el Doty Jen Gargrave Nancy McGinnis March 30, 2006 Proposal for a Series of Seminars and Workshops for Women’s Transitional Needs.
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Why Focus on Women? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Midlife Women? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Transitional Needs as our Focus? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Seminars as a Venue Choice? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Workshops? </li></ul></ul>Why?
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Family Cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Decision / Career Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marriage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empty Nest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Divorce / Death of Spouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Issues / Menopause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aging Parents </li></ul></ul>Transitional Periods
  4. 4. Psychosocial Symptoms Prevalent in Transitional States: Increased Stress Fear and Inability to Proceed Increased Confusion Lack of Helpful Information Not Prepared for Future
  5. 5. Community Counseling Model: Areas of Influence: Community Services Client Services Utilizes Direct and Indirect Counseling Methods
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li> DIRECT: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational programs: Midlife transitional issues Financial security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional wellness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training and skill building: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Streamlined for women in the community being served. </li></ul></ul></ul>Community Services: Client Services: Individual and Group Counseling. Outreach Programs for women dealing with life transitions
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li> INDIRECT: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Women’s advocacy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate social policies affecting women in midlife. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activate community awareness of women’s transitional needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form Focus Study Groups: Identify evolving social needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguish root causes of prevailing problems. </li></ul></ul>Community Services: Client Services: Consult with professionals and members of the community’s helping network. Refer and link with community agencies and professionals. Promote self help groups and programs
  8. 8. Needs Assessment: <ul><ul><li>8 Ages 55-60 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Ages 60-64 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0 Ages 65 and older </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey of interests and needs was randomly given to 95 women, age 35 and older: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Curves”-Gym </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>42 Respondents Total: (44% response rate) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Ages 35-39 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Ages 40-44 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Ages 45-49 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 Ages 50-54 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Survey
  10. 10. Counselor’s Hypothesis Anticipated Topics: Social and emotional issues would rank highest Anticipated Venues: Self help and book groups
  11. 13. Results: Suggested Venues: <ul><ul><ul><li>#1 Retirement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>#2 Financial Security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>#3 Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guided Workshops </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><ul><li>Financial Security Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indirect Counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 or more women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>aged 35 or older </li></ul></ul>Focus for Presentation:
  13. 15. <ul><ul><li>Concentrate on one community, (NEIU) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word of mouth networking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flyers in local storefronts, professors’ mailboxes, college bulletin boards. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press releases and free listings in school & local newspapers: Chicago Reader, Learner News and Conscious Choice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$25 registration fee, with reduced pre-registration/student/senior rates. </li></ul></ul>Marketing Strategy
  14. 16. Format of Workshop: <ul><li>Group Speaker: Personal Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Group Speaker: Financial Information </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized Workshops: Breakout Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Local Financial Institution Account Reps. </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect Counseling: Community Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Recap and Closure </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowerment for Action </li></ul></ul>3 Program Goals: <ul><ul><li>Motivational Presentation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Personal Growth </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><ul><li>Method: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address universal issues of population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify transitional issues that created needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open dialogue to expose unmet needs in closing statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce scope of financial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>workshops. </li></ul></ul></ul>3 Program Goals: <ul><ul><li>Motivational Presentation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Personal Growth </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><ul><li>Evaluation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open dialogue to expose unmet needs in closing statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct feedback from audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poll Interest in additional programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop evaluation survey </li></ul></ul>3 Program Goals: <ul><ul><li>Motivational Presentation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Personal Growth </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><ul><li>Identify financial needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand financial options. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand community resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form and implement a plan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Informational Growth </li></ul></ul>4 Program Goals:
  19. 21. <ul><ul><li>Identify financial needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand financial options. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Method: Group speaker and small workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation: Direct response survey at end of day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Informational Growth </li></ul></ul>4 Program Goals:
  20. 22. Direct Informational Growth: <ul><li>General Overview: </li></ul><ul><li>Financial health </li></ul>Female Financial Expert <ul><li>Women: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid life </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. Small Group Educational Workshops SUGGESTED TOPICS: Single Women IRA’s Self-Employed Managing Credit Debt Management Real Estate Wills/Living Trusts Social Security Medicare/Medicaid Drug Insurance Options
  22. 24. <ul><ul><li>Understand community resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form and implement a plan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Method: (available throughout the day) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue with financial Reps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open accounts, Complete Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brochures, contact numbers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>service info distributed for local community financial assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Informational Growth </li></ul></ul>4 Program Goals:
  23. 25. <ul><ul><li>Understand community resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form and implement a plan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tabulate accounts opened & inquiries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct response survey at end of day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each woman will be contacted up to three times to determine outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target: 50% success rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Informational Growth </li></ul></ul>4 Program Goals:
  24. 27. Information Booths staffed with Female Advocates and Social Service Workers from Local Community. Indirect Counseling: Networking opportunity Literature and lecturers Legal advocates for women’s financial security. Consultations with members of the community’s helping network.
  25. 28. Interactive Group Assessment: <ul><ul><li>Counseling Professionals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recap of program’s key points and accomplishments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer remaining questions from group. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain Evaluation and Feedback procedure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey interests for future transitional topics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey for communities in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>need of services. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><ul><li>Review expectations and match with results of feedback surveys, and evaluate growth. </li></ul></ul>Self Assessment:
  27. 30. Sources: <ul><ul><li>Lewis, J., Lewis, M., Daniels, J., D’Andrea, M. (2003). Community counseling empowerment strategies for a diverse society . Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitions in a Woman’s Life, Ramona mercer, Liz Nichols, Glen Doyle. Springer Publishing Co, 1989, NY NY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitions: A Woman’s Guide to Successful Retirement. Diana Cort-Van Arsdale, Phyllis Newman, Harper Collins, NY NY 1992 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women at Midlife: Life Experience and Implications for the Helping Professions, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ski Hunter, Sandra Sundel, Martin Sundel 2002, Washington, NASW Press </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal of Women and Aging, Volume 15, Issue 1, 2003, Understanding Older Women’s Health Care Concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cara Tannenbaum,Louise Nasmith, Nancy Mayo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Problems Among Aging Women, JAMWA, Vol. 53, #4, 1998, Sherry Glied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for community programs to prevent depression in older people. Center for Mental Health Research, Australian Division . Michael Bird, Ruth Parslow 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retirement Transitions, gender and psychological well-being: A life Course, ecological model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jungmeen Kim, Phyllis Moen, Journal of Gerontology, May 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chatzky, J. S. (1999). The big squeeze. Money, 28(10), 130 – 136. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McQuaide, S. (1998). Women at midlife. Social Work, 43(1), 21 – 31. </li></ul></ul>
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