BSHS 355 Week 3 Human Services Professional Worksheet

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BSHS 355 Week 3 Human Services
Professional Worksheet

Complete the
Human Services Professional Worksheet.

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in the text of the worksheet. Create References page for the sources.



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Human Services Professional Worksheet

Select
three agency types from
the following list:

 




·        
A drug and
alcohol treatment program
·        
A homeless
shelter
·        
A day treatment
drop-in center for teenagers
 


·        
A hospital
rehabilitation center (A physical rehabilitation center)
·        
A crisis
intervention center
·        
An outpatient
mental health center
 




Complete the table for the chosen agencies by providing 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.

 




The agency


Description of the
agency



Who they serve


The professionals involved
with the agency



The professional’s role




A domestic violence
program



A domestic violence program provides
protection and resources to individuals treated violently by their spouses or
partners. These programs can have many components. Shelters are available for
individuals needing protection from violence. Additionally, some services
provide resources to individuals once they leave the shelter to help them
regain independence.


As mentioned, this program may provide
protection for individuals, but it may also provide protection for children in
the individual’s care. There are generally a large percentage of young
children who are in need of protection in addition to the individual seeking
help. These programs generally do not provide service for males, as
outpatient services are offered for violators of the female population.


In many residential programs, counselors
provide advice and counseling. They assist residents living away from their
abusers.
 
Victims in the
program wishing to move on with their lives, away from the perpetrator, will
find advocates available to work with them. These advocates help program
participants find work, housing, legal support, and other services in the
community. Some shelters can provide some form of legal assistance.


The role of the professional working in a
shelter is to help program participants cope with losing their home and
community and with the abuse. This is often a traumatic time for the victim.
 
Often, victims come to the shelter with
nothing, and they need help putting their lives back together. The role of
the professional is to help with emotional recovery, finding work and
shelter, and rebuilding their lives.




 
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