Title

Women's Issues in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Date

6-1-2017 1:45 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 2:00 PM

Location

RWEC 101

Department

Deaf Studies and Professional Studies

Session Chair

Erin Trine

Session Chair

Vicki

Session Title

Deaf Studies and Professional Studies

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Denise Thew

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Women in America did not have rights equal to men until the 1800s, with the right to vote being in 1920. Today, there are many issues about which women are concerned that are barriers to their success personally, physically, and vocationally. Some of the top issues that concern women, and others, are: poverty, hunger, and homelessness; the gender wage gap; violence; reproductive rights; health care; paid leave; and competent child care. Single mothers account for 83 percent of all single households in the country. One-third of single women with disabilities are at poverty level, and an additional 26 percent living one to two times below the poverty level. It is important that Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors are aware of these issues and are prepared with information and resources to help women become successfully employed. Women in the workforce benefit the economy and positively affect political and social change. The video during this presentation will illustrate that a wide range of people have these concerns about women’s roles and treatment in society, and there are more similarities than differences between everyone.

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Jun 1st, 1:45 PM Jun 1st, 2:00 PM

Women's Issues in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

RWEC 101

Women in America did not have rights equal to men until the 1800s, with the right to vote being in 1920. Today, there are many issues about which women are concerned that are barriers to their success personally, physically, and vocationally. Some of the top issues that concern women, and others, are: poverty, hunger, and homelessness; the gender wage gap; violence; reproductive rights; health care; paid leave; and competent child care. Single mothers account for 83 percent of all single households in the country. One-third of single women with disabilities are at poverty level, and an additional 26 percent living one to two times below the poverty level. It is important that Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors are aware of these issues and are prepared with information and resources to help women become successfully employed. Women in the workforce benefit the economy and positively affect political and social change. The video during this presentation will illustrate that a wide range of people have these concerns about women’s roles and treatment in society, and there are more similarities than differences between everyone.