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pillar of strength

A supportive or emotionally strong person. My aunt has been a pillar of strength for me, helping me through many difficult moments in my life.
See also: of, pillar, strength

be for someone or something

 and be for doing something
supporting or in favor of someone or something. I'm for abandoning the scheme. Mary is running for office, and the whole family is for her.

pillar of strength

 and pillar of support
someone or something that consistently provides moral, emotional, or financial support as does a pillar. My parents are my pillars of support. John looked to God as his pillar of strength.
See also: of, pillar, strength

moral support

Emotional or psychological backing, as opposed to material help. For example, There's not much I can do at the doctor's office, but I'll come with you to give you moral support . [Late 1800s]
See also: moral, support

lend supˈport, ˈweight, ˈcredence, etc. to something

make something seem more likely to be true or genuine: This latest evidence lends support to her theory.
See also: lend, something

(give somebody) ˌmoral supˈport

(give somebody) your friendship, encouragement, approval, etc. rather than financial or practical help: Will you stay and give me some moral support while I explain to him why I’m late?Your moral support alone isn’t enough. We need money to fund this cause.
See also: moral, support

be for

To be in favor of something or someone: I'm definitely not for cutting down the trees; we need the shade. Are you for these candidates, or against them?
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Two examples of the use of distance learning in rehabilitation are Boston University's off-campus graduate degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling with a specialization in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (McNamara, Nemec, and Farkas, 1995) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rehabilitation Research and Training Center's Supported Employment Telecourse Network (SET-NET) (Wehman, 1997).
Moon and Stern have reported on a process to identify the staff development and technical assistance needed to prepare personnel at the preservice, inservice, and technical assistance levels to staff supported employment programs (Barcus, Griffin, Mank, Rhodes, Moon, Eds.
The purpose of supported employment is to facilitate job placement in competitive employment settings via support provided both on and off site (as needed) by staff referred to as employment specialists, job coaches, or training specialists.
In other supported employment approaches, this linking activity or function generally occurs after the individual has received intensive initial support from an on-site paid provider.
One area critical to providing quality supported employment services that has received little attention is follow-along.
In one of the earliest descriptions of what is now known as supported employment, Wehman (1976) recommended the inclusion of co-workers in the process of training and fading.
The Developmental Disabilities (DD) Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-527) defines supported employment as paid employment which:
Information on the educational backgrounds of supported employment personnel, while limited, provides insights into both the qualifications of those currently providing services and the need for relevant and immediate training activities (Renzaglia & Everson, 1990; Winking et al.
By its very nature, supported employment implies a significant philosophical and practical departure from traditional vocational rehabilitation programs which have served individuals with severe disabilities in sheltered settings with little or no opportunity to perform and reap the benefits of real work (U.
leading to supported employment for individuals with severe handicaps" Federal Register, 1987).
CiscoPro services for end users are targeted at customers who want service solutions that are supported directly by Cisco's technical support staff and for resellers not equipped to provide a range of necessary services.
Stream understands software -- how it's manufactured, how it's purchased, distributed, licensed, supported and deployed," said Mort Rosenthal, chairman of Stream "We're combining our existing software knowledge and expertise, leveraging the value of our long-time industry relationships, and melding these with a significant investment in a transaction engine that brings greater value, speed, and quality to software electronic commerce and support.
We have supported SCO's products for years, and in that time have experienced success while developing a certain level of expertise.
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