The Jobs I preventive intervention for unemployed individuals: Short- and long-term effects on reemployment and mental health

the Jobs [preventive intervention] Project at the University of Michigan was designed . . . as a research and evaluation project to test a preventive intervention for unemployed individuals / the intervention goals were to prevent the deterioration in mental health that often results from unemployment and to promote high-quality reemployment / to achieve its goals, the intervention was designed to provide participants with social support and a promotive learning environment to acquire job-search skills and inoculate the participants from common setbacks that are part of the job-seeking process / tested this intervention in a large-scale randomized experimental field study using a large heterogeneous sample of 1,087 unemployed individuals who were recruited from Michigan unemployment offices (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved) (from the chapter)