HSV111C: Introduction to Human Service

Human Service
Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
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Identifies the programs and activities of social and human service. Focuses on the practical problems facing the human service/mental health worker and examines the attitudes and objectives to be attained.

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge and understanding of Human Services including its definition, description and purpose.
  • Identify your potential effectiveness, personally and professionally, working in the human service field.
  • Identify and discuss the 12 skills standards of the human service profession.
  • Learn and discuss the basic duties and responsibilities of case management.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of specialized populations and careers in human services.
  • Know human service agencies in New Hampshire.
  • Understand how a human service professional is able to utilize community resources in the delivery of services.
  • Understand the historical development of the human services, social work, counseling, and psychology professions to the present and future of the field.
  • Understand professional organizations, the historical aspects of development, and the purpose and structure seen today.
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities of human services, social work, and counseling professionals.
  • Understand the variety of populations with which human service workers engage.
  • Understand cultural diversity and competence.
  • Understand disenfranchised individuals, social justice, and change in our society.
  • Understand and describe the history of deinstitutionalization and state the effects this had on the mental health movement, community service agencies, families, communities, and society.