HN520 Unit 10 Discussion

As  a Human Service Professional, you will encounter clients who have a  multitude of problems and needs. As our society changes, it is our  responsibility to stay aware of the changes and how those changes impact  the services we provide. It is also our responsibility to know what  services and programs are available in our own community. Please use the  assigned readings and use the Library to research peer-reviewed studies  to support your post.

Please respond to the following:

  • Locate a program in your community serving one of the societal problems you identified in the unit 9 discussion.
    • Identify the name of the program and provide a brief description of the program including the services the program provides.
  • How  does the changes that have occurred in our society and the family unit  impact the way in which we as Human Service Professional provide  services?
    • Are  there any special considerations we need to take into account when we  are providing services to family (i.e., legal custody, extended family  or non-biological individuals who are perceived as family)
    • Do  Human Service Professionals need to be more knowledgeable of things  like legal issues surrounding who can consent for treatment and the  difference between consenting for treatment and ability to make  educational decisions?