BSHS 355 Week 1 Human Services Needs Assessment

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BSHS 355 Week 1 Human Services Needs

For this assignment, you
will choose from the following options:

  • Option 1:
    Human Services Needs Assessment Paper

  • Option 2:
    Human Services Needs Assessment Worksheet

Read the instructions in the
University of Phoenix Material: Human Services Needs Assessment located on the
student website and select one option to complete the assignment.

Cite your sources and provide
a References section for either option assignment.

Click the
Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Human Services Needs Assessment Worksheet


three groups from the following list:


People with a
mental illness



People with a
mental disability

People with HIV

People with a
physical disability

Poor individuals

Older adults

Individuals with substance

Survivors of
domestic violence



Ch. 2 of Human Services in Contemporary America, complete
the table for the chosen groups by writing a 60-
to 85-word response in each column. An example has been completed as a guide.

While the example below does not
cite references., this instructor requires you to cite your references for each
section, even if the source is Burger. If you use other sources, cite them.
Provide a References list at the end of your worksheet.



Conditions of or
problems facing the group in need

Unmet needs

Description of
organizations or programs meeting the needs

How the
organization or program meets the needs

Children in need

Children can be
endangered because they need adults to care for them. They can experience
problems with education, poverty, homelessness, and poor care from parents or
Children need
love, care, protection, and guidance from adults. Children can face mental
health issues due to environmental problems, or they might have problems
related to a mental disability. The needs of children may vary based on
specific conditions.

Children need physical
care and protection from older, abusive children or adults. Children also
need food, clothing, and shelter to feel safe.
Children are vulnerable
and need physical, mental, and emotional protection. When a family is poor or
homeless, the family may have trouble meeting his or her needs.
 If the child is born with a mental
disability, he or she will need assistance meeting his or her needs.

Each state differs. Some
states have government organizations, such as a Department of Human Services
or a Department of Children’s Services, which may provide resources to
children and families. These organizations may help with food, shelter,
financial help, and more.
Some community mental
health organizations provide mental health services to children and families.
The state health department provides services from immunizations to general
health care. Additional organizations, such as religious organizations, may
also assist.

The local department
addressing human services may have the resources to provide food, shelter,
and mental health care for children. If a child must be placed outside the
home, the child may be placed in foster care, sent to school, and, in extreme
mental health cases, be sent for treatment.
Mental health
organizations may provide services, such as therapy and medication, for those
with mental illness. For adolescents, care might be provided to help them
transition from depending on adults to independent living. 

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