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Moving Forward in the Field of Human Services

ActivityDue DateFormatGrading PercentImplementing and Organizing Change and the Issue of BurnoutDay 3
(1stPost)Discussion4Contemporary Human ServicesDay 3
(1stPost)Discussion4Helping Those in NeedDay 7Final Paper34

Learning Outcomes

This week students will:
Discuss ways of implementing positive change in human services.
Demonstrate understanding of how the role of a human service worker can be stressful and ways to avoid burnout.
Examine relevant issues and trends related to contemporary human services.

Introduction

As our course concludes this week, we will examine in the textbook Chapter 9, Working Within a System, and Chapter 10, Human Services Today. The first discussion will explore organizing and implementing change, as well as burnout in human services. We will also discuss trends and issues associated with the human services field. The week will culminate in the Helping Those in Need Final Paper.
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Required Resources

Text

Woodside, M., & McClam, T. (2019). An introduction to human services (9th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.uagc.edu
Chapter 9: Working Within a System
Chapter 10: Human Services Today

Recommended Resources

Articles

Borritz, M., Rugulies, R., Bjorner, J. B., Villadsen, E., Mikkelsen, O. A., & Kristensen, T. S. (2006). Burnout among employees in human service work: Design and baseline findings of the PUMA study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 34(1), 49–58. https://doi.org/10.1080/14034940510032275
The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This article presents a study on the consequences of burnout and how workplace interventions impact human service work organizations. This article may assist you in your Implementing and Organizing Change and the Issue of Burnout discussion this week.Cleaveland, C. (2010). “We are not criminals”: Social work advocacy and unauthorized migrants. Social Work, 55(1), 74–81. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/55.1.74
The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This article explores how day laborers perceive their struggles to support families despite escalating anti-immigrant legislation. This article may assist you in your Contemporary Human Services discussion this week.Coaston, S. C. (2017). Self-care through compassion: A balm for burnout. The Professional Counselor, 7(3), 285–297. https://doi.org/10.15241/scc.7.3.285
The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the ProQuest database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This article addresses burnout and supplements the chapter reading on burnout as an issue facing human service professionals. This article may assist you in your Implementing and Organizing Change and the Issue of Burnout discussion this week.Stalker, C. A., Mandell, D., Frensch, K. M., Harvey, C., & Wright, M. (2007). Child welfare workers who are exhausted yet satisfied with their jobs: How do they do it?Child and Family Social Work,12(2), 182–191. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2006.00472.x
The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This article reviews research that has investigated workers who are exhausted yet satisfied with their jobs. This article may assist you in your Implementing and Organizing Change and the Issue of Burnout discussion this week.Westefeld, J. S., Casper, D., Lewis, A. M., Manlick, C., Rasmussen, W., Richards, A., & Sieck, B. C. (2013). Physician-assisted death and its relationship to the human service professions. Journal of Loss and Trauma,18(6), 539–555. https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2012.719345
The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This article addresses the role of human service professionals regarding the controversial issue of assisted suicide. This article may assist you in your Contemporary Human Services discussion this

Week 5 Guidance

As we enter our final week of the course here is an overview of what you should be working on:
Moving Forward in the Field of Human Services
ActivityDue DateFormatGrading PercentImplementing and Organizing Change and the Issue of BurnoutDay 3
(1stPost)Discussion4Contemporary Human ServicesDay 3
(1stPost)Discussion4Helping Those in NeedDay 7Final Paper34Learning Outcomes
This week students will:
Discuss ways of implementing positive change in human services.
Demonstrate understanding of how the role of a human service worker can be stressful and ways to avoid burnout.
Examine relevant issues and trends related to contemporary human services.First and foremost, you need to take care of yourself so you can be an effective helper. A helper that is stressed and is in a state of burnout, it not effective.  There are several ways you can do this.
5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout in Your Life!
Chapter 10 addresses the current trends in human services. According to Woodside & McClam (2019), Technology continues to change the delivery of human services.  We will be taking a look at some of these changes this week.  One thing that has become very prevalent in health and human services is both e-medicine and e-therapy.  Both come with risks and benefits.  Take a look at some of the pros can cons of e-therapy:
The Pros and Cons of Online Therapy and Online Counseling
And now of e-medicine
Virtual doctor visits: The pros and cons of medicine by smartphone
Consider how the use of technology has changed how we provide services to our clients.
Discussions and Assignments
There are two discussions this week.  Our first discussion has two parts.  One of the parts of the discussion you must address is on promoting positive change in an organization.  You will also need to focus on strategies your use to deal with burnout.
The second discussion this week focuses on the impact of technology.  Please explore this beyond the example I used on e-therapy and e-medicine.
Final Paper
This week you will be required to complete a final paper about Helping Those in Need. It must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), formatted according to the APA guidelines as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center. The Final Paper is due by 11:59 P.M. no later than Day 7 of the time zone in which you reside. Please review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment. Remember to use the APA template for this assignment.  If you need help reach out to me as soon as possible.
Have a great final week. You made it!!! Congratulate yourself!
Woodside, M., & McClam, T. (2019). An introduction to human services (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.

Helping Those in Need

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For your Final Paper, you will select a group served by human services. You will need to thoroughly research this group so please ensure you locate resources beyond the textbook to assist you (e.g., credible, professional online sources and scholarly articles from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library). Please select one of the following groups:

  • Women and children
  • Elderly
  • African Americans
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • Immigrants
  • Veterans
  • People diagnosed with a mental illness
  • People with a disability
  • LGBTQ
  • People with substance abuse issues

In your paper,

  • Examine and research the history of social welfare policy pertaining to this group, discussing their needs from a social welfare program. Have members been oppressed or discriminated against, suffered from lack of income or being homeless or indigent or have they had other needs such as accessing healthcare?
  • Identify laws that were passed and programs established that have either helped or restricted members’ accessing care and support.
  • Identify the philosophical attitudes and perspectives that have led to either the supporting or lack of understanding for and marginalizing of this group.
  • Identify the resources available in your area for this group.
  • Discuss any personal experiences or insights relating to this group, if applicable.
  • Explain the roles that human service workers perform in working with this group, highlighting what characteristics are necessary for human service workers.
  • Discuss beneficial interventions or strategies.
  • Discuss how this group could be better served, listing at least two ways a human service worker could be a change agent on a client’s behalf.

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