Introduction To Human Services Essay example

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Introduction to Human Services


Jeffrey, "A Human Services Professional is someone who is a facilitator
for someone who is not able or not yet able to deal with issues in a healthy way.
I am taking classes so that I can learn how to best help empower people change
their situation by believing in themselves. I believe that people have the
answers within themselves, but may need help getting in touch with their
spiritual or intuitive self. As human services providers, we hopefully strive
to model healthy behavior, including the fact that we are human, need support
from our peers, and can make mistakes."
"When a client is ready, we educate them to give them an idea of what is
destructive behavior, bring to their attention possible
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I thought to myself, as
I am sure many people have before, that we should try that here in this country.
I do not think that sitting in prison really helps anybody. I have heard that
there are work camps where the inmates learn a skill or trade so that when the
inmates are released into society, they at least have marketable job skills
working in their favor.
I think community service should be required as an alternative to jail
or prison in some cases. Picking up garbage may seem demeaning, but I know of a
city employee who makes a good salary picking up garbage around my neighborhood.
Maybe if the people who threw the garbage on the ground had to pick it up, they
would care.
Taking classes, GED or college, is popular in prison also. I have a
friend who learned computer skills in prison and is now working toward a degree
in computer engineering. He is grateful he had the opportunity to take college
classes in prison, otherwise he may have never found out how much he enjoys
programming computers. It seems to help his self esteem, because he seems
gifted in this area and people often ask for his help and advice concerning
computers.
I suppose that providing housing for convicted criminals would not cost
more than incarceration. It does not seem that imprisonment is much of a
deterrent to crime. A Settlement House may seem idealistic, but is…

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