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Introduction To The Human Services Profession

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This course provides an overview on the relationship between the human service profession and our nation's communities. Beginning with the historical roots and creation of the human service profession, students will gain an initial exposure to how legislation, families, and communities influence service delivery. A range of community structures and the role of diversity and context in determining and meeting human needs will also be introduced.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Trends in Human Services.

    • Discuss diversity, aging, and special populations in human services.
    • Discuss world views and the influence on human services.
    • Identify trends in the helping professions over the last 20, 10, and 5 years.

    Profile of a Human Service Professional.

    • Discuss commonalities of people who enlist a life of service .
    • Explain the role of a person labeled a “helper”.
    • Discuss employment options in human services.

    Working and Thriving in a Human Service Capacity.

    • Discuss the work environment for a human service professional.
    • Analyze the importance of establishing relationships in human services.
    • List possible motivators and detractors for the human service professional.
    • Explain understanding professional boundaries.

    Defining Human Services.

    • Discuss reasons to study human services.
    • Analyze the history of helping in America.
    • Explain the themes and purposes of human services.
    • List some social problems which plague your community

    Human Services Past, Present and Future.

    • Discuss the evolution of "need" in America.
    • Discuss the relationship between “need” and “social problems”.
    • List human service agencies on a national level tasked with meeting the needs of people.
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