Foundations of Human Services Worksheet Identify the four themes of human services. Problem living Human being are not always able to meet their needs. Human services has developed in response to the need of individuals groups or communities for assistance to live better lives. Self Sufficiency help human services open doors for success service providing clients or consumers of human services, with the opportunity and support to be self-sufficient. Economic self sufficiency strengthens an individuals self-esteem. Social control- Give individual who cannot provide for themselves temporarily or long term. Social control also determine who can received services. Rehabilitation-Is a task that help individual return to a prior level of functioning. Identify professional disciplines that influence human services The sociology disciplines examines the ways in which human societies influences the people who lives in these societies. Sociology also assess individuals in the broader culture and tries to account for the differences within human culture. Sociology helps human services professionals understand elements that affect living, such as family structures, family roles, gender and poverty. Anthropology studies the cultural, physical and social development of human and the variation in their customs and beliefs. Psychology is the study of the mind. And behavior. The disciplines embrace all aspects of human services. How have societal viewpoints concerning mental illness or health influenced human services over the past three centuries Over the past three centuries societal viewpoints have changed greatly towards mental illness. In early history society viewed mental health as being caused by evil spirits and that they could only be removed through trephining and exorcizing. Colonial times brought about the greatest move toward human services this was the start of formal Institutions for people with mental disturbances. In the 19th century Society began to realize that mental illness was a brain disorder and needed research, treatment, and physical facilities. The 20th century was a move in a new direction with the start of human services as we know it today with the development of free clinics and social services where treatment was provided. Society gradually opened their eyes to the needs of the mentally ill and developed the National Institute for Mental Health. How have societal viewpoints concerning child welfare influenced human services over the past three centuries In early history society viewed child welfare as the churches responsibility. In colonial times society started viewing children as dependents and created institutions called Almshouses which forced children in the same category as the elderly and mentally disabled. In the 19th century child welfare was addressed with the first juvenile dormitory in America the House of refuge for juvenile delinquents in New York. However it wasnt an improvement from the almshouses but it did help society view children as the vulnerable and deserving group in society which sparked the 20th century to create AFDC also health and welfare services was created which gave society an empathetic look towards children. How have societal viewpoints concerning incarceration and probation influenced human services over the past three centuries Incarceration has grown so much in the past three decades. Majority of these prisoners are parents to small children. More than ever, we need the cooperation between corrections, health and human service to work together to help these prisoners to get back to a good life. As we know incarceration and probation occurred in 1813 when Judge Peter Thatcher began placing youthful offenders under the supervision of officials. He also helped drunks and other unfortunates by bailing them out and provide friendly supervision to help them to adjust to a new life. As we know today, human services has served for all kind of people in need such as these
also causing homelessness in King County, with less affordable places to live. Another reason someone may be homeless, is due to a temporary crisis. Many make up unreliable generalizations of homeless people as being lazy or unintelligent. Individuals that are a minority are more likely to affected by relative resources than those of Caucasian, already making them more likely to be homeless. This has nothing to do with being lazy or unwilling, just a lack of vital…
Homeless, not Heartless
Slowly all your money is pouring down the drain, clink clink, and slowly you fall into debt. Eventually before you know what happened you are in poverty and about to lose your home. Suddenly you are homeless, going from shelter to shelter attempting to find food and work and no real direction. That is how many people have felt on their horrible journey to homelessness. Homelessness can really be described in three main ways, the amount of homelessness and its rates…
Hanging with the Homeless
A few years back I took a trip with some of my friends to St. Louis, Missouri, to help out homeless shelters and give food to the homeless. One of my long time fears, meeting the homeless, would soon come to a screaming halt. Joe, my best friend, sat by me on the excruciating bus ride up there. The trip, being extremely long, seemed like it took forever to arrive in St. Louis.
When we first arrived to St. Louis, we drove straight to the homeless shelter and started laboring…
* On any given night in Australia around 105,000 people are homeless.
* 22% of homeless people is the result of Domestic and family violence.
There are varying perspectives on the controversial issue of homelessness and what constitutes as being homeless. Homelessness is defined under Australian federal law as ‘inadequate access to safe and secure housing’.
The current studies indicate that homeless people are more likely to seek legal assistance from people or services that…
1. In your text on pages 206-207, the author discusses his research on the homeless population. He refers to the many routes one can take to become homeless. Choose two populations from his list that you might work with in your career as a human services professional. Describe two possible interventions or tasks that you might be involved with in working with each population. What are some of the general skills a human services professional might need to…
The experience that I have had with the homeless people is positive and negative, I have been taught by my parents not to judge people but it is really hard because they give off different looks. Some approach your window with their hands out, not saying I will work for food, cut your yard or anything like that. But then you see those that are wheelchair bound, and I feel like they should be receiving a check why are they out there is all that runs through my mind. The governments are so hard on…
rich and poor which privileges one over the other, and normalizing richness which marginalizes homeless people who are living in poor conditions (Eberle et al., 2001). In order to resolve such complications, it is desperately necessary to maintain improved health and social services, provide adequate housings, and offer job opportunities to the homeless.
In order to handle the diversity within homeless populations and the complexities that exist, it is necessary to design and tailor service planning…
In the United States, 3.5 million people will become homeless each year. Roughly 35% of the homeless population is families with children.(SOURCE)
This is the fastest growing facet of the homeless population. This is because
with children spend more money on average than single or married people. There are many ways that the government has tried to alter these statistics. However, with the high rate of budget cuts, more and…
General Education Capstone
October 14, 2013
Homelessness affects many youth today; 46% runaway because they express their gender identity, and or sexual identity because their family rejects them, 43% are kicked out by parents also known as thrown away. Youth also take more things literally then adults, so they feel misunderstood especially when they are opening up about their sexual lifestyle. Homelessness in youth is worldwide and needs a world wide solution…
Psychology in the Homeless
Miami Jacobs Career College
Each night, thousands of people are homeless in the United States, abandoned buildings, campsites, cars, shelters, motels and occasional couch space in the homes of friends or relatives is the nighttime lodging for these men, women and children. Approximately 20 - 25% of the single adult homeless population suffers from some form of severe and persistent mental illness, while 22% of the American population suffers…