Human Services and the Environment

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Human services and the environment
By
Ashley Garcia
Professor Michelle Fischer
HN115: Human Services Program and Profession
February 11, 2013

Ashley Garcia
Professor Michelle Fischer
HN115: Human Services Program and Profession
February 11, 2013
Human services and the environment
Human service professionals help to serve various populations by addressing their needs. There are so many populations out there that need our help including: children and families, adolescents, the aging, the mentally ill, homeless, the medically ill and substance abusers. Some of the needs that these people need addressed could be that they need shelter, food, medical assistance, counseling and therapy, jobs and etc. Most of them count on us, human service professionals, to get their lives back on track. Adolescents have many needs in this society. Some suffer from mental health disorders, family problems, substance abuse, sexuality, and teen pregnancy, to name a few. Human service professionals can help with these needs by counseling, being advocates, crisis intervention counseling services. They investigate what resources are available for their clients also. Children and families have more in-depth problems than adolescents. For instance, they go through substance abuse, homelessness, behavior intervention, parent education, child protective services, and child placements. Social workers help them by giving intervention programs for children whose parents or caregivers are substance abusers or who are substance abusers themselves. They can help provide parent education classes and resources which will help to promote healthier families. CPS helps provide services to help protect the safety of children and reduce the incidence or recurrence of child abuse and neglect. Child placements help people place their children up for adoption or helps people who want to adopt. The homeless are one of the neediest in the communities. They don’t have a chance in...
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