Steve and the Counselor
hat has the counselor learned from Steve? Halstead explains that "Empowerment comes from the process of discovering new learning," and in effect what the counselor learned from Steve has empowered the counselor for the future. Empowerment also comes from "enduring the struggle" and "overcoming obstacles" that previously prevented progress (Halstead, 2000, p. 2). The obstacles that Steve had to overcome were huge, and notwithstanding the fact that Steve gave thought to committing suicide, the counselor was motivated along with Steve.
That is, every doctor and psychologist seemed to be telling Steve that he would never graduate because his "obvious limitations" will prevent him from doing so -- and the counselor not only had Steve's back, he was learning about perseverance and resilience along with Steve. The counselor was impressed that Steve went directly to the president of the college -- bypassing all the counselors…… [Read More]
Human Services Research
The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act
The purpose of this project is to inform its readers that human trafficking crimes are becoming more and more salient among the public collective consciousness. As a result of this trend, such crimes are becoming increasingly recognized as a valid subject for the focus of the criminal law. Courts in many jurisdictions are beginning to seek more severe punishments for those criminals who commit such horrendous acts. States all through the United States are beginning to look at their laws as citizens become progressively more involved with the implementation and enactment of human trafficking legislation.
However, at the same time, there is much progress still to be made. Many barriers to effectively dealing with problems associated with human trafficking and prostitution have been hindered by the U.S. Federal Governments strong stance against providing services to anyone who is engaged in the…… [Read More]
Human Services and Poverty
Human Service Resources for the Poor
Human services has the unique responsibility of trying to meet the needs of a diverse set of people, but people within the discipline have usually acquired the skills necessary to complete the task (Anderson, Halter & Gyzlak, 2002). One of the major focus of any human services organization is to reduce the impact of poverty. The term is generally held as "reduce the impact" because it is an acknowledged fact that there will probably always be those who are financially, or in some other way, poor (Burkhauser, 2009). It has been said from ancient times that the poor will always be with us, but that does not means that the people who have some type deficit should not have the same access to services that those with better circumstances have. The bigger issue for the professionals who work in some…… [Read More]
Wellington that any criticism is only meant to help (Stuhlmiller et al. 2003). A mention of what appears to be Ms. Wellington's avoidance of difficult issues, from her increased focus on children to her incomplete paperwork, is also in order to effect a behavioral change. Goals set at this stage might consist of internal subjective measures on Ms. Wellington's own part, as education can have varying effects on different individuals at different paces, and any progress will of course be beneficial (Stuhlmiller et al. 2003). Ms. Wellington needs simple reinforcement and encouragement, nothing more drastic.
Case Study #3: Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson, a former addict and current drug counselor who is possibly showing signs of a current or impending relapse into drug use, clearly needs to talk to someone in a professional capacity regarding his current life issues. It might not be best for counseling to take place in-house, however,…… [Read More]
According to Unit 6's analysis entitled "A Blended Approach," an example of a top-down approach within an organization might be that of managers offering tuition reimbursement to workers who were studying for advanced degrees in a relevant field. Top-down approaches begin in the leadership of the company, and the spirit and practical implications trickle down to the lower levels of the organization. A bottom-up approach begins at the lower levels and trickles up. For example, nurses might decide to schedule their rotations so that no nurse received more than one night shift and one double shift per week. When managers notice this results in fewer errors, they might make it company policy.
Q2. A policy gap is the gap between what politicians promise and actual policies that are enacted. A good example of this is the frequent promise of politicians that they will not raise taxes. However, budget…… [Read More]
The National Organization for Feminist Human Services
evaluation of human resource practices
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ADMINISTATIVE MEMOANDUM - HUMAN SEVICES
The Human Services Council appreciates the opportunity to provide comment and guidance on the merits and drawbacks of incorporating inclusive and anti-oppressive practices in our human service delivery. As you may already know, in the past, many feminist social service agencies such as ours have faced grave trials in maintaining our commitment to anti-oppression work in the current setting of practice. After interviewing several in our department, it has come to my attention that with practitioners our feminist agencies in New York have revealed the extent to which a changing policy background has affected the power of our organizations to integrate anti-oppressive principles into our company practice. However, in spite of these challenges, however, I think that by identifying drawback and benefits like other…… [Read More]
This aspect is important because it enables an exchange of views and ideas, but not in the form of a comment but in a more organized manner, that of the journal article.
The negative aspect about the collaboration with the Journal is the fact that there is no actual online version of the Journal, an element which limits drastically its accessibility. The communication of the ideas available is essential for the author who can benefit from critics as well as favorable reviews. However, the fact that there is no possibility on this site for people and visitors to comment on the articles sent by the collaborators is a negative aspect especially if taken into consideration that commenting and advising is indeed a good resource of the site.
inally, another aspect cannot be perceived positive or negative, but rather one worth mentioning related to the HOHS is the focus the site…… [Read More]
Interrelationships between several features of "critical learning": Not accepting things at face value, until self-reflection has taken place and the reasons for believing certain arguments have been fully flushed out, is an important concept in the process of critical learning. So, too, is "bridging differences" -- which is really another way of saying "finding common ground" in any situation where individuals are from vastly different cultures, or socioeconomic classes. Putting critical learning into real life situations entails knowing the standpoints of people social workers are trained to help and support, but moreover, being able to change one's approach based on real world realities in the community shows maturity. To wit, self-reflection has an interrelationship with conscientization, because everything one thinks that one knows should be challenged and in the end the social worker (outsider) is allied with the insider in the process of providing help.
Differentiate the standpoint…… [Read More]
"Spend and Share" vs. "Sink or Swim" Attitudes
In understanding the differences between the "spend and share" public mood of the 1960s and the "sink or swim" attitudes of the 1990s, four distinct reasons for the change in public opinion can be listed. Canadians in the 1990s witnessed a great call for change and shift toward the sink or swim mentality, and this can be largely attributed to: issues of national identity, anxiety over jobs, the emerging of the global economy, and new technologies and fundamentally different demographic forces rapidly changing these Canadians' respective social space (eid, 1996, p.5).
Making Election Decisions as a Voter
In making the decision to vote in an election or abstain from the vote, certain factors such as the candidates' own stances on the issues as well as the views held by these candidates' respective parties play a major role in people's decisions…… [Read More]
The attitudes and behaviors of public largely rests on the issues of public policy which aid in decision making in matters relating to income, laws, political issues and other social infrastructure programs. Angus eid, (1996), an author of the book, "shakedown" describes how economic policies have influenced the life of a large population of Canadians all the way from 1960s to 1990s.
In his book, he argues that 1960s was an era of "spend and share" in the sense that Canadian economy was strong and steady; there were plenty of jobs, households experienced flow of government services due to growth and corporate were also willing to spend. Thus these are some of the reasons for "spend and share." However, in 1990s this was not the case due increasing issues of national security, anxiety over jobs, emergence of new technology and change in demographic forces influenced the transition of…… [Read More]
Societies conventionally have chalked out the programs to sustain people who are not able to support for themselves especially old people, people having disabilities, people who do not have family etc. The Code of Hamurabi, devised by King Hammurabi of Babylonia in the 18th century BC is regarded as one of the oldest documents to mention about the social support. The religious and morality involved teachings in several societies have also been an incentive to assist one another via the acts of individual well-being. It is till the last few centuries that no society could have a universal social support system which is being publicly funded. The publicly financed system in form of a series of legislative acts known as poor laws which was developed in England during the 16th century is considered the oldest one. Such laws proved the local governments to construct almshouses and huge facilities…… [Read More]
Describe the five different models of policy-making process and apply them to various policies: The Rational Model (also called the Synoptic approach) is reportedly the "purest of the models" because of the quality of scientific methods it embraces, and the way it advocates objectivity, and occasionally doing it dogmatically, according to Unit 5. Author R.K. Sapru explains that the rational policy-making approach is to "choose the one best option," the option that will maximize the "net value achievement" (Sapru, 2010, p. 83). In other words, the more efficient the policy is, the more rational it is.
Any rational person -- whether a politician, a policy-maker or administrator -- must first clarify his goals and values, or his objectives, and then organizes those goals, prioritizing them in his mind, Sapru writes on page 84. There are no "ideal" decisions to be made, as Herbert Simon argued (referenced by Sapru…… [Read More]
A number of other helping professionals like social workers, persons in foster care and all mental health professionals can also address the population served by this agency. The children are from difficult situations often involving multiple kinds of abuses. Immediate placement in a safe environment along with counseling is a priority. The children have challenges with authority and trust; they also have a high propensity to hurt themselves or others. There is also a need to have institute structure and order in their lives.
The funding for agencies engaged in serving children comes mainly from the government and individual private donors. The government's attempt to reduce to cost of the social safety net negatively influences the ability of these agencies to accomplish their goals. The funding received is never adequate and agencies face the critical decisions at times of purchasing key equipment, or providing adequate facilities for the clients they…… [Read More]
By focusing on our own worries about grades or self-image, we were doing ourselves and our careers a disservice. The two of us managed to pull together the draft of the report with no problem because we were willing to put aside our self-interest in favor of the interests of the group. Thus our project became a true example of teamwork.
Teamwork brings to light individual talents and abilities. Some of us are better at writing, some better at verbal interviews, and others at organization and planning. Also, we come from unique backgrounds and have different personal experiences. Gender changes our perspective on life too. I noticed that my teammates would ask totally different questions than I did because they were female and because their family background differed from mine. I am sure the reverse is true, too. Because my background is different from theirs, I raised different questions and…… [Read More]
Discussion response on human services
The problem is ethical, and it affects the people within the organization, following its growth. The organization lack ethical principles that will guide them in decision-making, and have to cope with the apartheid regime in the state. Having social equity will integrally balance the social environment and any management decisions. Two levels of administration will have equal opportunities in decision-making and will ensure employment of competent personnel. Unified decisions will be the basis of company's operations and will cater equally in all fields. Unified principles will be the basis of company's operation of duties, without discrimination whatsoever.
All individuals under the company's operation have rights, the managing team and working staff. Everyone should adhere to duties and obligations in the business to avoid an ethical dilemma. Working staff are obliged to perform their roles in the business, and whatever they hold…… [Read More]
Human Services -- Discussion Responses
First, thank you for your service to the nation. I really like your perspective that the most genuine way to make a so-called "diverse" society work is to just stop referring to diversity and just regard everyone as being part of the same society with all of the same rights and obligations. As should be clear from my earlier post, I fully concur with your position on the fundamental importance of good parenting for many reasons, but especially in connection with psycho-social influences on the development of the individual. Your post seems to suggest that you also value the autonomy of your children and that you understand the importance of differentiating parental guidance from parental infringement. Given your experience having raised children in so many different cultural environments, I would be curious to know your thoughts on any differences in your children's individual…… [Read More]
Economic Struggles Facing Single Mothers with Children
Single mothers face hardships well beyond what is seen by two-parent families or even single fathers. These struggles can involve money, time, education, emotions, spiritual concerns, mistreatment and judgment from others, and a number of other issues. The reasons why a person became a single mother are often questioned, and opinions of others are expressed without being asked for by the single mother. With so much having to be dealt with, single mothers can feel like giving up. The majority of them, however, do not do that. They continue to press on and do everything they can to make sure their children have what they need and grow up to be healthy, happy people. It can be difficult and thankless worth for many years, but it can also be highly rewarding for those who have chosen it or who have ended…… [Read More]
Human Services -- Discussion Responses
First Response: I think your post provides a great illustration of important the topic of learning disability is to society, because it affects much more than just education and learning. As you explained, learning disabilities dramatically decrease the prospects for success of the individual at all stages of life and greatly increase other adverse consequences, such as involvement with the criminal justice system as offenders. Difficulty in school leads to illiteracy, lower self-esteem, and greater chances of delinquency. I would be curious to know what your research has revealed about the best approaches to minimizing the long-term effects of learning disability and whether you think special-needs learners should be taught separately or inclusively.
Second Response: Your post made very clear how difficult a problem Asperger's Syndrome is as a developmental and learning disability. It seems to be a unique disability in that it retards certain…… [Read More]
Most human service workers are going to have to decide between all the things that a high-powered corporate job can buy and a different lifestyle
The chapter on Human Services stipulates that since the introduction of indigenous community leaders as paraprofessionals during the War on Poverty of the 1960s, the number of workers in the this field has grown steadily and rapidly. In addition, the responsibilities, knowledge, training, and competence of generalist human services workers have increased to a level comparable to that of traditional professional human services workers. Furthermore, large numbers of generalist human services workers and some traditional professional human services workers believe strongly that many generalists outperform traditional professional workers. It is too bad that we are bickering and fighting within our own ranks; that does not bode well for others who need our help. They should be coming first, not our personal needs.
Based on a…… [Read More]
he field of human services is a burgeoning field that is fairly broad in definition. It requires an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge, one that focuses on prevention as well as solving human problems, and a commitment to improving the quality of life of the population. his field is not just one focusing on delivery systems, but individuals who seek to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among all the stakeholders necessary (clients, government, agencies, co-workers, etc.) (Anspach, R., 1991). he key, however, to the area is being able to adequately manage multiple processes, sometimes multiple horizontal priorities, and still keep in mind that the client's needs and advocacy comes first. he context of HS Management is really in the environmental issues it encompasses- there is no one rubric for every situation, every client, or every stakeholder; but much depends on the manner in which the overall goals are being…… [Read More]
Therefore, this model has rapidly spread and has been widely adopted.
However, as much as a Human Service System would differentiate itself from the other types of services, there are some common elements and strategies that must be reached in every organization, in order to provide a successful development. And the most important regards employers' motivation to work and by their personal involvement, to contribute to the overall effectiveness. No matter the area of activity, it is motivation that leads to productivity and further, to success.
Productivity and well carried out tasks by employees are, of course, the manager's part of the manager's duty and supervise activity. Yet, one should distinguish between management and leadership. While the former regards the field of task issues, the latter focuses on finding the most suitable manner for motivation and the best organizational innovation. A manager is not compulsory a leader, and vice-versa, but…… [Read More]
Disabled persons are an especially vulnerable population, both in crisis situations and in everyday life. Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has greatly enhanced visibility and understanding of this special population, human services workers continue to play a tremendous role in ensuring the protection of ethical and legal rights of persons with disabilities. The diversity within the population and other barriers like inaccessible infrastructure or services occasionally impede effective service delivery in some situations.
In a crisis situation, persons with disabilities are vulnerable for several reasons. Human Rights Watch (2016) points out, “People with disabilities face added risks of abandonment, neglect, and do not enjoy equal access to food, health care, and other assistance during conflict, displacement, and reconstruction,” p. 1). A natural disaster can strand persons with disabilities, leaving the most vulnerable without access to food and water, or emergency relief services. Some persons with disabilities might be…… [Read More]
In the video titled “Introduction to Human Services Administration," the video highlights several issues faced by the human service administrator. For this assignment, I will choose the issue regarding the requirements of becoming a food bank agency as highlighted by Rob Randels. Any group that seeks to be certified as a food bank agency must sign liability releases. It seeks to protect the anonymity of the donor. Moreover, such an agency must be committed to the safekeeping of the foodstuff they collect. The activities and operations of such agency group must be open to scrutiny and monitoring. The agency group must comply with the strict requirement of ensuring that all the collected foodstuffs end to the needy people rather than repackage and sell in a business model. Lastly, the agency is required to adhere to the strict procedure of obtaining the food from the food bank and distributing such food.…… [Read More]
Being the first person that customers meet when they come to the front desk, the need for professionalism and a friendly demeanor is crystal clear to me. I had to look neat and polished every day. I met customers with a smile and expressed a willingness to help them. I had no option but to remain focused throughout and kept asking customers how I could be of help. There are many distractions at the front desk but I had to give my customers undivided attention at all times, and I did. When a customer is given such undivided attention, they develop the impression that the company values its customers greatly (Christensen, 2015).
Answering phone calls was part of my job. So there are times a phone would ring while I was physically attending to a customer. I would apologize and request them to allow me to answer the phone.…… [Read More]
Much of the research that shaped this paper reflected how the most functional adults were able to make the transition from adolescence to adulthood with the emotional and financial support of their parents. Homeless youths don’t have such pillars to rely upon and if they’re going to successfully transition into productive, stable adults free of psychological scars, drug addiction or other destructive tendencies, there needs to be a social support entity who is able to fill in some of these parental gaps and offer these young people protection, guidance and support. This paper also looks at the risk factors in connection with LGBTQ youth who are often kicked out of their familial homes, and who are subjected to more health risks and dangers on the streets and in the foster care and shelter system. This paper examines the more common traumas that face homeless youth and the best structural…… [Read More]
Human Service Professional Assessment
As a formal discipline, human services is a term which has emerged within the past several years. However, the various functions and services involved with this term have been practiced for a significant amount of time. It was in initially understanding the social efforts required of human services that I first became attracted to this profession. In my esteem, human services is the most viable means of addressing the plenitude of social issues of this day at a granular level which produces the greatest impact in the world today. My incipient understanding of this concept gravitated me towards this field, and fuels my most ardent beliefs about the various strengths, weaknesses, and ways in which I can improve my deficiencies. An intrinsic cognizance of the virtues associated with the strength of this profession, coupled with an awareness of traits associated with its weakness and the means…… [Read More]
The hope appears to be that deinstitutionalization will lead to human services that are more inclusive and that do not marginalize disadvantaged and minority groups in the same way that centralized institutionalized care did. However, this leads me with the question of who is establishing the standards of care for the smaller groups? Are those standards established locally? If not, then how can the standards possibly reflect the concerns of different subgroups in society. On the other hand, if they are established locally, bias and prejudice can still impact the provision of care, and those local biases and prejudices may not be apparent to any non-local oversight agencies.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2001). Deinstitutionalization: The move towards community-based care. In Australia's Welfare 2001: The Fifth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (pp.96-139). Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Fine, M. (Year).…… [Read More]
human service professional in the helping process has many dimensions. One of the most important of these, according to Murphy and Dillon (2012) is the ethical aspect, because "ethical codes stress the primacy of the service obligation to the client, confidentiality, integrity, and follow-through." The needs of the client should be the primary concern of the human service professional, which is why years of training and practice are required before they are truly qualified and fully prepared to take on the responsibility of helping other individuals who are in crisis.
Adherence to strong ethical codes is of crucial importance in this profession. Having a clear and specific set of ethical guidelines is essential because human service professionals are human beings with their own personal values. They have sets of beliefs which may be deeply engrained, including prejudices formed from their cultural, social, and educational backgrounds. These are sometimes so deeply…… [Read More]
Human Service Programs
In the ongoing attempt to recover human service programs, policymakers, funders, and service providers are progressively acknowledging the position of difficult program evaluations. They want to distinguish what the programs achieve, what they cost, and how they should be functioned to achieve supreme cost-effectiveness. They want to identify which programs work for which areas, and they want suppositions based on proof, rather than impassioned pleas and testimonials. With that said, it is important to understand what are the strengths and weaknesses in the Human Service Programs.
What is Human Services?
Human services are provide assistance aid to citizens that need help in getting or upholding basic human essentials, such as shelter, health and food," to name a few." Social programs also delivers human services, such as psychological requirements, help in distributing with trauma from abuse or sickness as well as complications of disasters, such as climate provoked…… [Read More]
As noted, the agency provides a wide variety of services and programs. They service women and young children in the greater Henry County, GA area. The agency provides counseling for pregnant women, but it also provides support to those mothers who choose to keep and raise their children. They provide everything from baby formula and diapers to maternity clothing, baby clothing, car seats, and cribs to needy families and mothers. It is a full-service organization in that caseworkers are assigned to clients and can advise them throughout the pregnancy and beyond. PC also has counseling available for young mothers who choose to give their babies up for adoption. They also provide links to further educational information, and will counsel young women if they choose to have an abortion, too. They will not perform the abortion, however. They also provide ultrasounds for patients.
Funding is always a challenge in any community…… [Read More]
human services administrator and the example of social change you selected from the Roundtable Discussion. Then, based on the example you selected, explain how human services organizations can contribute to social change. Finally, given the information presented in this course about human services administration, explain how you personally might influence social change.
Human services and social change
The human services administrator I selected was named Maurice. Maurice said he was always very socially-minded, and going into the field of human services administration seemed like a natural extension of his innate altruism. Maurice has worked with special needs adults, adults with substance abuse problems, and children. He works at the Williams Life Center, serving children who have seen a lifetime's worth of problems before they have reached the age of fourteen. Maurice stated that addressing social needs in his profession is a process of addressing the demands of children one child…… [Read More]
human services organization of interest to you. Then explain one specific purpose for conducting a program evaluation in that organization. Provide one example that illustrates how program evaluation might be utilized for this purpose. Support your response with references to the Learning Resources. Finally, draw a conclusion about the usefulness of program evaluation in assessing human services programs and services
Program evaluation is both essential and useful for human services administrators. Evaluation is a process that involves collecting and analysis of data then using the information acquired to determine whether your organization or program is effectively carrying out its planned activities (Curry, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, & Professional, 2008).
An evaluation can show the extent to which your organization or program is achieving its stated objectives and the expected results. Program evaluation is an essential organizational practice used by organizations across the world. Program can be integrated…… [Read More]
human service professional . How characteristics compare
There are many different attributes that human service professionals need to be effective in their profession. Obviously, there is a certain degree of intelligence and mental acuteness necessary to work in this field. But there are also certain subtleties that these professionals must be cognizant of which can influence their decisions and how they carry out their work. Human services is a profession in which compassion can actually help people just as much as any formal policy or procedure. As such, it largely appear to me that the three characteristics of a human service professional that should be the most salient are patience, kindness, and understanding. These traits are intrinsically related to one another because they can all produce an empathetic compassion which is an integral part of a job in which the goal is to help people, not simply bureaucratically treat them…… [Read More]
human services professional faces many opportunities throughout his or her professional career. Opportunities to be a resource to help others grow, help organizations succeed and to act as a catalyst for positive change in the life of another abound. Human services professionals make decisions that will change the lives of those individuals they serve. Working with people is both an art and a science. Success can sometimes be attributed more to "having a hunch" than going solely by the book. There are many instances where professionals must use good judgment to make the right decision. However, "good" and "right" are subjective; difficulty arises when the possible best course of action causes may test the ethical code.
In my example, I will provide an analysis and a course of action to resolve ethical conflicts surrounding domestic abuse. Sadly, domestic abuse is a prevalent issue in society. The issues in the life…… [Read More]
human services organizations that partner to provide services in your community. Then provide an example of how the organizations collaborate. Finally, explain how the organizations in the partnership maintain their missions and increase their efficiencies through this partnership. Be specific.
The two organizations that I have chosen are the JCFS and a smaller, more recently established organization called Shalva.
The JCFS (Jewish Child and Family Services) is a comparatively large and complex organization that has branches in most states throughout the U.S.A. They deal in many domestic and extra-domestic issues, such as vocational training, foster care, helping people find jobs, creating groups for adolescents, providing counseling sessions for troubled families, helping immigrants settle in the country, facilitating the lives of disadvantaged families and individuals, and so forth.
Their programs include: care for abused and neglected youth; therapy for children and adults; support for people with disabilities and their families; respite…… [Read More]
human services administrator and the conflict situation you selected from the Roundtable Discussion. Then explain how you, as a human services administrator, might approach conflict in the selected situation to facilitate productivity and creativity. Be specific. inally, explain any insights you had or conclusions you drew related to using conflict as a tool for human services administration.
Social conflict occurs when two or more individuals oppose something within a social interaction. Conflict is part of human nature, and, as such, may be mitigated or managed through a variety of theories and psychological techniques. Conflict theory, for instance, emphasizes individual interests rather than norms of value: society is composed of groups that struggle to pursue their own interests and will use whatever advantage possible to pursue their goals. This has given rise to a number of theories -- including economic theories of production and exploitation (Marx) and the way that groups…… [Read More]
human services organizations are involved in policy advocacy (one organization should be from the video carousel and one from your area of interest). Then explain one benefit and one limitation of engaging in policy advocacy. Be specific and provide examples.
One of the most interesting of policy advocacy examples associated with the transcript is the employment barriers issue that has to do with criminal history, where individuals are barred from employment or even fired after many years of service simply because they have a criminal record, and usually one that has little if any impact on the job they are or could be hired to do. The Michigan Organizing Project adopted this issue as one that required policy advocacy and went local to do so.
"We took that question to the city commission elections last year at this time in September, October of 2009. And were very persistent in talking…… [Read More]
human services organization in your community. hen, describe two potential stakeholders related to the organization. Finally, explain the value and influence of these stakeholders in the organization's success. Be specific and use examples to support your explanation.
Stakeholder analysis of nonprofit organization: he Girl Scouts
"Nonprofits are challenged to fulfill the demands of these different stakeholder groups, as well as those of the clients they serve. Although the need to demonstrate responsiveness to multiple stakeholder interests is not unique to nonprofit organizations, it can create an incentive for organizations to devote more time and attention to some stakeholders than others" (LeRoux 2009: 159). One continual tension between stakeholders with different interests is that of the population the nonprofit organization serves and the organization's need to remain financially solvent and retain the support of its donors. "A stakeholder is a person, group or organization that has an interest in your organization.…… [Read More]
Interviewing a Human Services Worker
Interviewing a client to gain a clear picture of a story or an event may be a difficult and complex when conducting an interview. There are a multitude of skills and micro-skills needed to be able to identify the relevant issues, make the interviewee feel comfortable enough to share the needed information, and to correctly perceive and record the key issues. Interviewing a human services worker may carry an additional layer of complexity because these individuals work with humans who are certainly complex in nature as well as deal with complex situations. This analysis will consider some of the key areas of concern that are present in human service work and well as some of the ethical barriers one might face during an interview.
Human Services Work
Human services is a broadly defined line of work that focuses on a worker who is…… [Read More]
Human Services Assistant
The main job of human service assistants is to help people overcome very difficult times, or get more support. They give assistance to co-workers, like social workers, and help customers discover community services or benefits (Social and Human Service Assistants: Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Educational equirements: High school diploma or its equivalent. Some employers would rather hire workers with more academic qualifications and experience. Advancement opportunities are limited without additional education (Social and Human Service Assistants: Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Works with the section of the population that is either suffering or in need of additional support (Social and Human Services Assistants: Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Average Salary: $28, 850 per annum (Social and Human Service Assistants: Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Potential Challenges / ewards: The job of a social service…… [Read More]
Nature Purpose Human Services Practice
Functions and History of Human Service Professionals
On a fundamental level, the overarching goal of human service workers is to serve their clients. It is widely acknowledged within this profession that there are a variety of client types who have a plethora of issues that human workers assist in solving. To that end, the primary goal of human service employees has been succinctly summarized within the preamble of the "Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals," which unequivocally states that "Human services is a profession developing in response to and in anticipation of the direction of human needs and human problems in the late twentieth century" (No author, no date, p. 81). Therefore, the goal of this profession is to ideally solve problems that plague individuals and groups of people in the latter stages of the twentieth century and in the beginning stages of the 21st…… [Read More]
elevance to Human Service Practice
According to Australian Government - Office of the Privacy Commissioner (2007), the Australian human services confidentiality is a major principle defining the relationship between the human service workers and the clients. In the two cases the human services have privileged the notion of confidentiality over the more fundamental right of privacy. They argue there is a persistent confusion between these two concepts and that privacy is an important but neglected ethical concept within human services. The two cases are examples of breach of confidentiality and privacy and implications.
Following her accident, Sara was liable to compensation from her insurer in accordance to the New South Wales road accident compensation scheme. In New South Wales, people who suffer personal injuries because of road accidents can claim compensation under the New South Wales Motor Accidents Scheme, which is administered by the Motor Accidents Authority. Motor accident compensation…… [Read More]
In human services organizations, developing partnerships is paramount because of the benefits associated with working with other organizations. For example, with the collaboration between New Harbor Community and the business community, the input to the center is more powerful and with long-term efforts. Moreover, such partnerships guarantee long-term commitment because mission completion is well defined and shared. Therefore, it is a strategy for of overcoming problems like fragmenting the needs of their clients into distinct categories, which ignore interrelated causes and solutions in some cases. Lastly, the partnerships ensure that the clients receive as many services as possible thereby enhancing their accessibility and reliability within short periods (Hasenfeld, 2010).
Administrators in such organizations play the role of enhancing efficiency during the establishment of partnerships. Therefore, the administrators act as “catalysts” or enabling dynamism because they ensure that the organizations receive the support that they deserve. Moreover, their dynamism is evident…… [Read More]
This is dangerous for both clients and workers. When this becomes an issue in the human service field is when an organization is charged with a client that cannot be left alone. At this point in time, certain managers may desire to force employees to stay on the clock or to work while off the clock, but making such workplace violations can lead to an unsafe environment in which both client and worker are at risk. In addition, safety and OSHA workplace violation are an ethical problem that put many at risk, especially when one is working in a dangerous or medical field. Thus, workplace violations on the part of both workers and managers can be dangerous for all involved.
In conclusion, the field of human services is reserved for those who wish to provide care to others. Although this field is the perfect fit for those who genuinely have…… [Read More]
Large-scale policy changes on human services practice and education holds massive significance on the daily operations of such services, as well as on the broader scale provision of such services within a given community. In understanding and analyzing the basic significance of such policy changes, as well as in understanding the key factors that contribute to these changes, one can better understand the extensive nature of the process, as policy changes not only take time to formulate and implement, but maintain significant impact on the affected area for time to come as the group affected learns to act under these new policy provisions.
As the primary purpose of the human service worker is to assist individuals and communities to function as effectively as possible in the major domains of living, a policy change as simple as increased continued education for human service workers working in child care centers holds significant…… [Read More]
Although there has been some movement away from the legalistic mode of child protection favored in the 1980s and 1990s, there is still a focus on forensic investigation of child abuse, which does not allow for sufficient between high risk families and low risk families, decreasing the chances that truly at risk children will receive protection, as well as increasing the risk of intervention in functioning families. Currently, Australia is taking a public health approach to child protective services. "In most states child protection services are part of a broader department of human services" (Lamont & Bromfield, 2010).
The dramatic increase in services to children in danger has come with a very high price tag. "Nationally, approximately $2.8 billion was spent on child protection and out-of-home care services in 2010-11, which was an increase of $137.7 million from 2009-10. Of this expenditure, out-of-home care services accounted for the majority (64.9%…… [Read More]
Making Sense of Social Policy: Why Social Policy Affects Everyone
Social policy is a rather vague term because the word 'social' can have different meanings for different people (Human Services 311, p. 1). Social policies, in and of themselves, affect individuals at different stages in their lives. They also cover quite a broad range of issues -- ranging from children's issues, family and work issues -- such as retirement/pension policies and unemployment (i.e., social benefits), as well as policies regarding the physically disabled. Perhaps this is the reason that many seem so baffled about the term 'social policy' and what it specifically refers to. There really isn't anything confusing, however, about the term. Social policy can really be thought of simply as a study that has to do with the people's welfare. But to clarify, social policy isn't merely about making people happy, but it is…… [Read More]
Sociology - Human Services
Domestic violence and abuse can occur to anyone, in spite of mass, gender, or might, yet the crisis is frequently ignored, exempted, or denied. This is particularly accurate when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is frequently diminished, yet it can leave profound and enduring scars. Becoming aware of and admitting to the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is the first step to stopping it. No person should live in dread of the person they love (Domestic Violence and Abuse, 2011).
Education is the key to stopping the cycle of domestic violence. Both the victim and the abuser need to be educated as to what domestic violence is and how it can be stopped. In order for people who suffer from domestic violence to get help they need to first recognize that the behavior that they are enduring…… [Read More]
Eras in Human Services
The Industrial evolution created tremendous wealth for certain segments of the population -- but also tremendous poverty. The expansion of the nation's urban population, particularly its urban poor, created the need for more effective social services. These needs were first fulfilled by private organizations like the American Charity Organization Society (COS). City slums were growing fast in all areas affected by industrialization -- during the late 19th century approximately 30% of all London residents lived below the poverty line (The Settlement Movement, 2013, Columbia Federation of Settlements). The Settlement Movement, a community-based approach to social welfare which set up neighborhood welfare centers began in London but soon spread to America. It came to embody one approach to social work, one which stressed the need for "a holistic approach to neighborhood improvement and a belief that social change comes through indigenous leaders and organizations" (The Settlement Movement,…… [Read More]
History Of Human Services
When the Kalamazoo Foundation began in 1925, the welfare state in the U.S. was minimal, and on the federal level almost nonexistent. Problems of poverty, hunger, racism, unemployment, and inadequate education were largely left to the start and local levels to be dealt with by private charities and religious organizations. This only changed with the expansion of the federal safety net during the New Deal of the 1930s and the Great Society of the 1960s, although it has been contracting again over the last thirty years. During the Progressive Era of 1900-20 and into the next decade, civic-minded philanthropists and capitalists often took the lead in dealing with the social and economic problems of urban, industrial America, among them Dr. W.E. Upjohn, founder of Upjohn Pharmaceuticals. In addition to donating the first $1,000 in stock to establish the Kalamazoo Foundation, Upjohn also founded Bronson Methodist Hospital,…… [Read More]
Sociology - Human Services
Domestic violence is a kind of mistreatment. It entails harming someone; typically a spouse or partner, but it can also be a parent, child or other family member. Domestic violence is a grave trouble. It is a widespread reason for injury. Victims might endure physical damage such as bruises or broken bones. They may undergo depression, anxiety or social isolation. It is hard to recognize precisely how universal domestic violence is, for the reason that people frequently don't talk about it. There is no characteristic victim. It occurs amid individuals of all ages and involves those of all amounts of earnings and schooling (Domestic Violence, 2011).
A change theory that can be used in the issue of domestic violence is that of the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA). This theory proposes that the adoption, initiation, and preservation of health behaviors must be candidly visualized as…… [Read More]
Affordable Care Act
A current law that impacts the delivery of human services is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. The legislation (most commonly known as the Affordable Care Act but also referred to as "Obamacare") basically overhauls the existing healthcare statutes and is aimed specifically at reducing the number of Americans who are not covered by health insurance.
Reliable Sources Available to Cover the Law's Implications
There are multiple reliable sources from which to gather information about this major change in the way the healthcare services are available in the United States. The law's implications are spelled out very clearly by the federal website www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (National Center for Biotechnology Information / National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health) (Rosenbaum, 2011).
The Act "…establishes the basic legal protections" that up until now have not be available to…… [Read More]
U.. Department of Health and Human ervices' Healthy People 2010 a success or a failure? upport your answer by discussing whether or not it accomplished the stated goals and objectives for Americans in the U.. Identify the critical issues, challenges or problems
Department of Health and Human ervices' Healthy People 2010 provides a health promotion and health prevention service for improving the health of all Americans in the 21st century.
Department of Health and Human services actually has 467 specific goals but its two overarching objectives can actually be defined as: increasing the quality and years of healthy life and eliminating health disparities.
The first goal is measured by measuring life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. Up to the present moment, the U.. Department seems to be meeting this goal -- or making great strides in meeting it -- in that there seems to be increasing improvement in life expectancy.…… [Read More]
online Human Services class people counseling career. You book paper, therefor I've downloaded Professor's lesson overviews. Please contact . The book "Effective Helping: Interviewing Counseling Techniques" Seveneth Edition By, Barbara F.
Application of helping theories
Creating efficiency and effectiveness in the counseling career is a challenge for every counselor since they are required to apply different theories of helping which emphasize on the behavior, attitude, techniques and methods that are used by the counselor. With each theory having its own set of concepts and ideas, they create a daunting task for the counselor who is required to combine these to devise a technique for counseling the client that varies on the basis of the client's personal counseling needs and bears a cultural awareness that presents effective counseling for the patient Okun & Kantrowitz, 2008.
The patient chosen in this case is one that is suffering from inferiority complex. This means…… [Read More]
Sociology -- Human Services
Governance and Leadership
Steven Ott (2001, p.1) defines governance as an "umbrella term that includes the ultimate authority, accountability, and responsibility for an organization." However, literature and several case studies have identified that leaders play a significant role in supporting governance (Lord et al., 2009) and there is a two-way link between leadership and governance. Leadership not only provides the direction for governance by promoting a shared understanding but also clarify the roles between the local and national actors (Craig, 2005). It also encourages interagency collaboration, team working and commitment at all levels of governance (obinson et al., 2008).
According to ANAO (2003, p.15), "Leadership sets the 'tone at the top', and is absolutely critical to achieving an organization-wide commitment to good governance."
This paper discusses the case of "Tainted Blood Scandal" in result of which public lost trust in the Canadian ed Cross. This trust…… [Read More]
History Of Human Services
Human services has a rich and varied history. It begins as far back as the 1660s, in the Colonial Period when the English Colonists were settling America. They had to work with one another and the Native Americans if they were to survive, and that led them to taking in and helping many of the poor among them (Foster-Fishman & Behrens, 2007). As more people survived and the Colonies grew, the social problems grew with them. There were more people who had nowhere to go and who did not have enough food to eat. The elderly and disabled were a big part of this population, but there were also many orphans and widows (Herzberg, 2014). Charity to the poor was seen as being both a Christian duty and a social obligation. Thus began the first human service organizations in the New World. Unfortunately, many of these…… [Read More]
Additionally, the fact that the training is offered at all levels of the position -- not just entry levels -- and the fact that the training is offered to both employees as well as volunteers, further increases the odds that the individuals will accept the positions in the NFP sector.
"Nonprofit organizations owe it to their staff members to train them and develop their careers. […] the advancement of a nonprofit's mission requires staff training (that includes volunteers) at all levels and in all skills. Human resource development is the only way to sustained viable programming. That makes training an intrinsic component of strategic management, the very best means to changing the skills, knowledge and attitude of staff" (Chehade and Jassemm, 2010).
Employees in the not-for-profit sector often accept the lower salary in exchange for several other non-financial benefits, like the training opportunities, but also for benefits such as flexibility…… [Read More]
Such oversight provides the coordinated and integrated coverage that the taxpayers expect and deserve ("Kansas health policy," 2010).
This is especially the case in managing and coordinating care for the aged and disabled population in the state of Kansas. This is now that is as follows, which now includes these components:
Additional managed care options for Kansans in the disabled and aged populations could be put in place but would require policy and RFP development. This would most likely entail new and up-front funding to implement.
aiver consolidation that would require more stakeholder input, design, CMS review and approval.
Apart from program reductions, this option appears reformers to offer the greatest potential for long-term savings in Medicaid medical costs, such as more comprehensive programs linking medical care with behavioral health and/or long-term care would merit a more comprehensive review (ibid, pp. 49-50).
ith regard to the feasible Short-Term Options which…… [Read More]
Values for Your Work as Human ervices Professional
As human service professional, I interact in various ways. These include caregiver, case manager, teacher, counselor, behavior changer, consultant, mobilizer, advocate, community planner, community change organizer and implementer, administrator, and evaluator (*). In order to most effectively and successfully carry out these responsible and diverse roles, I am recommended to adhere to a set of values and ethics particularly prescribed for human service professionals.
The values not only make me do the work that I love in the most effective way but it also helps me better help people and avoid conflict. I may, for instance, have my own ideas about how to best help people and in my fervor and ardor commit indiscretions. The values advise me to respect confidentiality of client at all times. They also tell me to place client foremost and to treat him or her with respect…… [Read More]
FY2012 President's Budget For Health Human Services
One of the most prominent roles of the federal government in health care is as a purchaser of health insurance and third-party payer for health care. The federal government serves in this capacity for almost forty million elderly and disabled persons, nine million federal government employees and their dependants, and six million active members of the military and their families. It finances, in combination with the states, state-run insurance programs for the poor and near-poor children. It runs a health care delivery system intended to serve military veterans. Additionally, the federal government influences the health system by serving as a main locus for collecting health data and the principal source of funding for health services research. Notably missing is a national health planning task, although various federal agencies track health system characteristics, trends and aspects of performance (Public and private sector roles…… [Read More]