UH Offers Interactive Guidebook for Unemployed Individuals

University of Hawaiʻi
Shawn Nakamoto, 956-9095
University & Community Relations
Kristen Cabral, 956-5039
University & Community Relations
Posted: Nov 8, 2001

A free interactive guidebook is available through the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) of the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa for those who have suffered a loss of income due to unemployment.

Developed by Ron Wall, extension specialist in family economics with CTAHR‘s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, "Overcoming Financial Difficulties" is a 20-page interactive publication that provides a means to involve individuals and families in an empathetic and realistic approach to guiding their own recovery. The guidebook leads readers through a series of interactive exercises that will help gain the emotional strength needed to clarify finances, sort options, and plan efforts.

"Our intent is to make single copies of this publication available to those who have suffered job loss and/or loss of income due to the recent events," explained Wall.

Topics covered in the publication include: determining the most important key in the formula for success; what depression, violence, and headaches all have in common; how to avoid negative responses and rely on positive ones; what can help you recognize and unleash your greatest strengths; three keys to restructuring your budget in troubled times; and many others. Though designed for individual use, counselors, helpmates, and friends may also find the publication useful in helping others, either by itself or in concert with other materials and approaches.

Single copies are available for free to requestors. Bulk orders can also be placed for a charge. For more information, to request a single copy, or to place a bulk order, contact the CTAHR Publications and Information Office by phone at (808) 956-7036, by fax at (808) 956-5966, or e-mail ctahrpub@hawaii.edu.