A Vocational Recovery Model for Young People With Mental Illness: A Pretest–Posttest

Daniel YOUNG*, Petrus Y N NG, Daphne Cheng, C. H. Leung

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Abstract

Purpose: This research project aims to evaluate the potential effectiveness of a vocational recovery model promoting both vocational and personal recovery for young people with mental illness. Methods: In this study, a one group pre–posttest design was conducted, involving 37 young people with mental illness who received a vocational recovery program that consisted of a psychoeducation group on recovery, social skills and job-related skills training, 3-month job internship, and individual follow-up services. Standardized assessment tools were used for outcomes assessment at baseline, 3 months after treatment began, and 6 months after treatment began. Results: Results indicated that the participants showed improved competitive employment rates, personal recovery, and social support at follow-up assessments. Conclusions: The present study supports the feasibility and effectiveness of a vocational recovery model for young people with mental illness, suggesting the importance of integrating recovery framework and strategies into community-based vocational service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-505
Number of pages11
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • personal recovery
  • vocational recovery
  • vocational training
  • young people with mental illness

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