Introduction to Human Services

This course examines the historical, social and political forces that have led to the development of both governmental and non-profit human services systems in contemporary America. 

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Course Description

This course examines the historical, social and political forces that have led to the development of both governmental and non-profit human services systems in contemporary America. The organization and operation of the primary social supports for meeting human service needs; the various models for the delivery of those services; theoretical perspectives; target populations, and the characteristics and skills of a human service professional. Ethical considerations and diversity issues are addressed.

What you'll learn

  • how to seek advice and guidance on legal, ethical, and professional questions when necessary.
  • Students will learn about the underlying values and moral responsibilities that drive the field.
  • Students will pursue a deeper understanding of the change process. What is the change process
  • Students will explore the personal characteristics needed by people who want to help others as a career

Course Dates

Introduction to Human Services online course

$550.00

Length

7.5 weeks

Location

online

Credits

3 Semester hours

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