Community Resilience: A Case Study

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Communities and organizations can collaborate to promote resilience with families and children. In order to increase protective factors in a high risk community, it is often necessary for agencies to work together in order to provide comprehensive services. As a human service professional it is important to recognize both the benefit and challenges of providing these services. Communities, agencies, and families can work together to increase the protective factors identified in resilience.
Two supports that are critical to the family system in a high-risk environment & how they increase protective factors and resilience There are many high-risk environments which a child or a family face and many times it will depend on the area they are
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The staffing would be volunteers such as high school students looking to obtain volunteer hours for graduation. There would also be staffing of adults who live within the community. This intervention would be advertised with the human service offices of local agencies as well as within the community itself. Knowing that the service is available is on the first steps of implementing the intervention.
The after school program can offer the children a place to go to complete homework and the children can get extra help within the areas of school they are struggling within. The after school program could be offered at the school or at a local community center. The children would go directly after school where they can have a healthy snack offered prior to beginning homework. Once homework is completed the child would be able to take part in different activities offered. Those activities can include sports, dancing classes, and basic skill classes such as cooking.
Strengths and limitations for communities providing this
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The first challenge a human service professional can face is getting the client to the work force program. If the client doesn’t’ have a vehicle or license and lives out of walking distance to the work force program the human service professional will need to look into transportation options for the client. They can find local transportation services such as call a bus or volunteer vehicle programs where the client can get rides at no cost or a low cost. The human service professional might encounter ethical challenges as well when working with the client who is receiving work force interventions. The ethical challenge might be the values the human service professional holds which might be opposite of the client. Personal values of the human service professional need to be pushed aside though based on the ethical standards of human service professionals. Standard number seven states human service professionals ensure that their values or biases are not imposed upon their clients (“Ethical Standards, 2017”). If the community where the human service professional works there might be cultural challenges they could face. As standard number eleven states, human service professionals are knowledgeable about their cultures and communities within which they practice

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