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HSM 210 Human Services in the United States
Week One: Historical Evolution and Current Services Discussion Questions CheckPoint: Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill Week Two: Role of Human Services in Meeting Needs CheckPoint: Researching Human Service Agencies Assignment: Contemporary Problems Week Three: Theoretical Perspectives and Social Policy Discussion Questions Week Four: Social Policy and Government Regulations CheckPoint: Differentiating Between Public and Private Organizations Assignment: Examining Government Regulations Week Five: Community Advocacy Discussion Questions Exercise: Critical Thinking Week Six: Prevention CheckPoint: Determining Levels of Prevention Assignment: Prevention Week Seven: Values and Ethical Issues in the Delivery of Human Services Discussion Questions CheckPoint: Comparing Values
Week Eight: Characteristics of the Human Service Worker CheckPoint: Evaluating Communication Strategies Assignment: Characteristics and Skills Week Nine: Careers in Human Services Capstone Discussion Question Final Project: Reflection Project
HSM 210 Week 1 Checkpoint Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill CheckPoint: Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill One of the most significant historical events to impact the evolution of human service work was the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill in the 1960s. Your text examines some positive and negative outcomes of deinstitutionalization. · Resources: Ch. 3 (p. 144) of Human Services in Contemporary America and the University Library · Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum] · Locate at least one article from the University Library that demonstrates the impact of deinstitutionalization on local communities. Then, answer the following questions in 200 to 300 words: o How did deinstitutionalization impact the local community in your article? o How is the local community dealing with related problems, such as homelessness, crime, and the spread of communicable diseases?
HSM 210 Week 2 Assignment Contemporary Problems Assignment: Contemporary Problems · Resources: Ch. 1 (pp. 27-57) of Human Services in Contemporary America and Appendixes C and G · Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] · Review your list of local city and state agencies (or the two agencies you compared) and select a target population. Examples of target populations are the poor, unemployed, children, elderly, people with disabilities, persons with mental illness, substance abusers, criminals, homeless, and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Once you have selected a group, research a current issue or problem affecting this target population. · Identify the current and unmet needs of your chosen target population, and describe the possible
obstacles that are preventing resolution of the problems. What human service programs addressing the problem currently exist, and how are they helping or hindering the problem? · Locate two credible sources from the University Library or the Internet that discuss the problems this target population faces and incorporate your findings into your paper. · Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format, with references, summarizing your findings. · Submit your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
HSM 210 Week 2 Checkpoint - Researching Human Service Agencies CheckPoint: Researching Human Service Agencies One of the best ways to learn about how various human service organizations meet human needs is to research and study agencies within your city or state. · Resources: Appendixes B, C, and G · Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum] · Compile a list of the human service agencies in your city or state. · Choose two agencies from your list. Research and study the available information for each agency, obtained from the agency’s Web site or other credible Internet sources. Search for information about how the agency determines needs and the demographic it serves. Refer to Appendix C for tips on where to find this information and Appendix G for other suggested Web sites. · Compare and contrast the information you found for each agency, then answer the following questions in 200 to 300 words: o What needs does each agency meet and what demographic does each agency serve? What or who may have influenced the agency’s decision to meet the needs of this demographic group? o What differences have you observed between the ways the two agencies attempt to meet human needs? o How successful is each agency in meeting the needs of its demographic group? What challenges may be preventing the agencies from meeting certain needs?
HSM 210 Week 4 Assignment - Examining Government Regulations Assignment: Examining Government Regulations · Resource: Ch. 7 of Human Services in Contemporary America · Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] · Use the information you gathered for the Week Two assignment and research government regulations and standards that affect the policy and target population you chose. You can research your state’s legislative department or the Web sites listed in Appendix G, for example, for laws, regulations, and standards impacting human service organizations.
· Describe the current government regulations or standards you researched. What kind of impact do these regulations or standards have on your issue and target population? · Identify obstacles that would prevent you from meeting the needs of your target population. · Consider future trends and changes to social policy that may be necessary in order for your issue to be resolved or for the target population to have its needs satisfied. · Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format, with references, summarizing your research results. · Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
HSM 210 Week 4 Checkpoint Differentiating Between Public and Private Organizations CheckPoint: Differentiating Between Public and Private Organizations · Resources: Ch. 1 (pp. 12, 14, and 15) & 7 of Human Services in Contemporary America and Appendix G · Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum] · Describe a social policy that may affect your future position as a human services worker. · Compare and contrast how a public versus a private organization might address this policy differently. Include an explanation of how the delivery system of a public organization would be different than that of a private organization. For example, what would be some differences between a state-funded child placement agency and a private adoption agency in regard to how they deliver their adoption services? · Consider how you could influence this policy to meet your clients’ needs. If you work for a government organization, you may not be able to lobby, but what other ways could you advocate for your client population? · Respond in 200 to 300 words.
HSM 210 Week 5 Exercise - Critical Thinking Exercise: Critical Thinking Part of the responsibility of working as a human service provider is being aware of both sides of the issue. Often times we allow our personal convictions to guide our delivery of human services. When presenting an argument for or against a specific policy (or listening to someone else present an argument) we need to be aware of persuasive techniques. · Due: Day 5 [Individual forum] · Complete the Recognizing Deceptive Arguments exercise on pp. 292-4 in Ch. 7 of the text. · Number the questions and provide your answers. · Post the questions and your answers as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
HSM 210 Week 6 Assignment - Prevention Assignment: Prevention · Resource: Ch. 8 of Human Services in Contemporary America · Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] · Choose a prevention strategy and explain how it is applicable to the issue or problem you chose for your Week Two assignment. · Suggest a solution for improving the problem or resolving the issue. · Answer the following questions: o How might your suggested solution be affected by social policies or government regulations? o How would you address potential obstacles to the implementation of your solution? o What new programs or services might be needed to implement your suggested change? · Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format summarizing your research results and citing at least two references. · Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
HSM 210 Week 6 Checkpoint - Determining Levels of Prevention CheckPoint: Determining Levels of Prevention · Resources: Ch. 8 of Human Services in Contemporary America and Appendix E · Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum] · Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Analyze the scenarios in Appendix E and describe the level of prevention each scenario addresses. Do you think the prevention strategy used in the scenario is effective? If not, what would you do differently?
HSM 210 Week 7 Checkpoint - Comparing Values CheckPoint: Comparing Values · Resource: Ch. 5 (p. 211) of Human Services in Contemporary America · Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum] · Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Answer any four of the questions on p. 211 in Ch. 5 of the text.
HSM 210 Week 8 Assignment Characteristics and Skills Assignment: Characteristics and Skills For this assignment, imagine that you will be attending a career fair consisting of human service organizations from the following professions:
· Generalist human services work · Creative arts therapy · Counseling · Social work Note: You may find it helpful to search the Internet for human service agencies or organizations in the area that most interests you, and then identify available jobs on their Web sites. By looking at the job functions or qualifications, you can determine what may be appropriate characteristics and skills needed for the job. · Resources: Ch. 5 (pp. 195-210, pp. 214-20, and pp. 223-6) of Human Services in Contemporary America and human service agencies or organization Web sites · Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] · Choose a company or organization in the fields or professions listed above that you would consider working for to begin your human service career. Before you attend the career fair, you decide to put together in a cover letter a brief synopsis of the characteristics and skills you would bring to the organization. Because you have just started your associate’s degree program, you do not have much experience in the field, but you believe that you possess some of the characteristics needed for an entry-level position in your chosen career. · Write a 350- to 700-word cover letter in APA format outlining the characteristics and skills you possess. Explain how you would apply these characteristics and skills to a specific position within their organization. Refer to the specific characteristics and skills discussed in Ch. 5, for example, and match them to the job qualifications listed on the agency’s Web site. Be sure to provide the Web site location of the company or organization’s list of job qualifications. · Post your cover letter as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
HSM 210 Week 8 Checkpoint - Evaluating Communication Strategies CheckPoint: Evaluating Communication Strategies · Resource: Ch. 5 (pp. 195-210, 214-20, 223-6) of Human Services in Contemporary America · Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum] · Consider the following scenario: You are working as a human service worker at a local United Way agency that serves several multicultural clients. In addition to the multicultural aspect, the agency also serves children, women, the elderly, and the homeless. Your manager has asked you to decide the best communication approach for each of these clients. · Answer the following questions in 200 to 300 words: o What would you need to learn or know about each of your clients in order to communicate effectively with them? o What strategies or techniques do you believe would be the best approach to take when communicating with each of these clients?
o How might you need to adapt your communication approach from one individual to the next?
HSM 210 Week 9-Capstone DQ Capstone Discussion Question · Due Date: Day 3 [Main forum] · Research a career path within the human service industry that interests you. You may explore the Web sites listed in Appendix G or search the Internet using the name of a particular career as a keyword. · Post your response to the following: Which career trends do you find the most appealing? Considering the topics discussed in this course, what opportunities and obstacles do you expect to encounter in your chosen career? What concepts or strategies discussed in this course do you think will be the most useful to you in your chosen career?
HSM 210 Week 9 Final Project - Reflection Presentation - Homelessness & Poverty Final Project: Reflection Presentation At the beginning of this course, you selected a target population and a specific issue or problem related to that population to research. Throughout the course, you examined the population and issue from a variety of perspectives such as theory, policy, government regulations and standards, and prevention measures. · Resources: Appendix A, Human Services in Contemporary America, the University Library PowerPoint® Presentation tutorial at http://www.apollolibrary.com/cwe/pdfs/PowerPointTutorial.pdf, and your research results from the CheckPoints and assignments you completed for this course. · Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] · Use the information you gathered throughout this course as a reference and prepare a 13- to 17slide PowerPoint® presentation about the knowledge you gained from your research in this course. Briefly describe the issue and target population you chose to research for the assignments in this course and summarize the outcomes of your research. Also, explain how you intend to apply this knowledge in your future career as a human service worker. · Include introduction and conclusion slides and cite sources in APA style. · Address the following guiding questions in your presentation: o From what you have learned in this course and your research results, what are your greatest concerns about the current state of the human service industry? o Considering all of the conflicts, issues, and challenges you analyzed and discussed in this course, explain your viewpoint regarding the ideology that human service workers should be "advocates for social justice" (Ch. 9, p. 336). o Has your view changed since the beginning of the course regarding the role of the human services worker in relation to the future needs of America? o How will you apply the knowledge you gained from this course to your future human service
career? · Post your presentation as a Microsoft® PowerPoint® attachment.