BSHS 425 Week 2 Empowerment Approach with Your INDIVIDUAL Dream Agency HSM Paper

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BSHS 425 Week 2 Empowerment
Approach with Your INDIVIDUAL Dream Agency HSM Paper


Envision the ideal human service agency YOU (not the team) would like to
create. This is your Dream Human Service Agency.  It is something you have
always thought of and now is your opportunity to create it on paper!

**Note: It is NOT an existing agency as was
discussed in Week 1 for the Team Assignment--Community Agency Interviews.

 You will use the Empowerment Approach as described in the text,
with your Dream Agency idea and write about it. 

 Review the 12 principles presented by Hardina et al. in the
section titled “Humans Service Organizations and Empowerment” in Ch. 4 of Management of Human Service Programs. Additional resources may be used.

Discuss the principles that characterize an empowerment approach to human service

Evaluate how you might apply these principles to the developmental processes of
your own Dream Human Service Agency.

Write a 1,050  to 1,400-word paper that applies the principles mentioned
above, to YOURDream Human Service Agency.

Specifically, address the following:

  • How clients
    will be included in the organizational decision-making processes

  • How your
    dream agency will decrease a sense of powerlessness with your clients
    and increase access and quality of services for them

  • Identify what
    measures your dream human service agency will use to ensure diverse
    cross-cultural needs are met

  • Consider and
    include the applicable areas of diversity: socioeconomic background,
    culture, age, gender, sexual identity, spirituality, disability, and other
    unique differences.

  • Include
    the ideological belief systems you, as a manager, would use. Describe
    how empowerment plays a role for the overall agency, staff members,
    and clients.

  • Describe how
    the concepts of team building and collaboration are met within your

  • Include the
    strategies you will use to evaluate your agency for it's effectiveness in
    meeting the needs you want to address with your clients. How will you
    solicit and use feedback from clients, community groups, and staff members
    within your agency.

**Note: This Individual Assignment will become part of the Learning Team
Assignment in Week 3. It will be shared with your team.  There will be
more information on this in Week 3.

Format your report consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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