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Human Service Helping Process and Self-Care


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Course level: Lower Division

This course overviews the foundations of Human Services as the field applies to community assistance and support. Students will identify the skills necessary to help people. Emphasis will be placed on developing healthy relationships with clients, identifying client needs and improving helping skills. Students will also examine techniques of self-care and support for the human service worker. These topics will include crisis and shock techniques, stress management, and internalization prevention of the human service professionals.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

The Human Services Profession

Improving Social Functioning

Understanding Ethical Principles in Human Services

Essentials of Intervention and the Treatment Process

Self-Care and Resource Management


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Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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