INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES
Introduces students to human services as a profession and will include a historical and philosophical framework of human service delivery. Contemporary roles and the human service worker will be covered, including areas such as typical duties and tasks of human service workers, income, maintenance, children's services, family services, aging, substance abuse, mental health, services for persons with disabilities, and the sociocultural aspects of providing services in a multiculturally diverse society. Students will also examine the competencies and qualifications required to become an effective human service worker, as well as the occupational and educational alternatives for graduates.
- Identify and describe an historical framework for the present delivery of human services in a multicultural, diverse society
- Correctly describe the services and service population of a variety of human service agencies.
- Accurately detail the legal and ethical standards for practice as a human services professional.
- Identify a human services area of interest for future internship experiences.