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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

lend support to (something)

1. To add information or details to something, especially to make it seem more credible or probable. Do you have any evidence that lends support to your assertion? We cannot do anything that will lend support to our opponents' allegations about us.
2. To provide assistance or approval to something. The president is lending support to the governor's re-election campaign. Your department will have responsibility, but the sales team will lend support to the project if needed.
See also: lend, support

moral support

Emotional or psychological support that one provides in order to give someone a feeling of confidence, encouragement, approval, or security. My dad's coming with me for moral support while I go make my complaint to the commissioner. After a breakup, it's important to surround yourself with friends and family who can give you moral support while you're feeling down.
See also: moral, support

emotional support animal

A pet officially certified by a doctor or mental health professional to travel with one in order to provide some manner of comfort or emotional support (typically relating to a mental health condition). Can I bring my emotional support animal with me on the plane?

emotional support dog/cat/etc.

A pet officially certified by a doctor or mental health professional to travel with one in order to provide some manner of comfort or emotional support (typically relating to a mental health condition). The specific type of animal is named after "support" Can I bring my emotional support cat with me on the plane?
See also: cat, dog, emotional, support

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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Given the increasing need for trained supported employment professionals and the lack of available systematic, on-going training programs, the purpose of this manuscript is to describe a preservice and in-service personnel preparation program designed for supported employment professionals via distance learning.
While these references focus on the implications of supported employment in assisting the consumer and preparing the system, programs, and personnel, nothing has been written about the human resource needs of staff in sustaining their efforts on behalf of the consumers they serve; and although much has been discussed related to the supports consumers need to enter and remain in employment, little has focused on supporting the staff who provide these supports.
Campus-based, sheltered, and simulated programs, while successful at protecting individuals who have sustained a brain injury and in modifying behavior in a control led or supported environment fall short of comprehensive and holistic evaluation and training of a person and their ability to live, love, work, or enhance function in an actual integrated community setting.
Wehman (1976) proposed that co-workers could be effectively incorporated into job coach models of supported employment both in terms of assisting the training process, as well as being available to the employee during job coach "fading".
was one of the ten original supported employment programs initiated through the federally funded North Carolina systems change grant.
A participant-observation study of supported employment found that job coaches sometimes brought a human service perspective and a narrow job task focus to work settings and were unaware of, or ignored, the wider "culture" of workplaces (Hagner, 1989).
Building on the DD Act Congress passed, in 1986, the Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 defined and expanded supported employment services as an option for individuals with severe disabilities who are being served by Vocational Rehabilitation programs.
The second basic ingredient of supported employment is paid employment.
The 1986 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 defines supported employment as:
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