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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.


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Thursday, December 14 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Character Strengths as a Facilitator of Successful Employment Outcomes LIMITED

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Positive psychology -- the study, development, and application of activities to enhance positive emotions, psychological well-being, and optimal functioning - offers new insight toward understanding human behavior and aligning positive psychology theories and interventions to foster behavior change. Character strengths is one such theory. Character strengths offer a framework for understanding who we are at our core and how to leverage those strengths to improve outcomes in multiple areas of one's life. This presentation will review three ways character strengths can be facilitators of employment outcomes: 1) Build job seeker hope and self-efficacy through a deeper understanding of who the jobseeker is at their core. 2) Identify tangible strengths the jobseeker brings to a new job along with language to share those strengths in an interview. 3) Offer insight into which strengths the jobseeker is likely to rely on once they are on the job and ways in which the jobseeker, the job coach and other supports can explore using character strengths to be successful during the job search and on the job.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Jennings

Deputy Director, National Disability Institute
Excited to share field-tested strategies for improving the financial well-being of people with disabilities.


Thursday December 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Imperial Ballroom, Salon A 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (9)