2016 Employment First Summit  Trailblazing:  Charting Our Employment Path

Social Capital and Employment
Janet M. Williams, Ph.D.

Social capital refers to the many social relationships people and the significance of those relationships in daily life. It is often “who we know” and the reciprocity of relationships that impact where we live, work and play. There has been some ground breaking research that shows social capital also has a profound impact on health and quality of life.  This presentation will give an overview of social capital and the vital role it plays in employment for every person, with and without a disability.

Dr. Janet Williams has created innovative solutions for people seeking to live, work and play in the community for the past 34 years. She is the founder of communityworks inc and Minds Matter LLC. communityworks is a case management, consulting and employment agency for people with disabilities and Minds Matter offers functional therapy for people looking to receive therapy at home to work on their goals. Janet has travelled and written extensively to continually push the envelope on evidence based practice.