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Improving Career Opportunities for Immigrant Women In-Home Care Workers: Developments and Challenges

When Apr 09, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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Improving Career Opportunities for Immigrant Women In-Home Care Workers:

Developments and Challenges


Hosted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Caring Across Generations

Tuesday, April 9

12 noon – 1 p.m. E.T.

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This webinar highlights findings from an IWPR report released in February, Improving Career Opportunities for Women In-Home Care Workers. The report, conducted in collaboration with the Caring Across Generations campaign, addresses how conditions for immigrant women employed as in-home care workers, as well as for those who receive care, can be improved through systematic training and practical coursework. The webinar will outline topics from the report including examples of training and career ladder programs that target the specific needs of immigrants, state-by-state requirements and credentials for care workers, and the benefits of these programs for the care workers and the elderly, disabled, and chronically ill for whom they provide care.


Topics include:

  • Examples of training that builds on English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) eduation; financial supports for training; and national standards and regulations, that also cover independently employed care workers.
  • Current training requirements for in-home care workers and developments through the federally funded PCAS pilot programs
  • Credentials for home care workers
  • Examples of how training and career development affects workers


Speakers include:

  • Dr. Jane Henrici, Study Director and author of the report, Institute for Women's Policy Research
  • Steven Edelstein, National Policy Director, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
  • Jessica Brill Ortiz, National Advocacy Coordinator, Direct Care Alliance
  • Robin Shaffert, Policy Director, Caring Across Generations


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