Students who have completed the requirements will:

  • Apply knowledge of key theories and approaches underlying human services intervention, such as the prevention model, the empowerment model, and the ecological model
  • Outline the history of human services
  • Describe the common events and/or conditions that create the need for human services interventions; e.g., poverty, substance abuse, family stress, mental illness, aging, and physical disability
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication and intervention skills in classroom and clinical settings
  • Articulate and apply theories and principles of human development to understanding human service problems and to service planning
  • Describe how culture influences human behavior and help-seeking
  • List factors which facilitate or limit access to services and community resources
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the contribution of social policy and funding mechanisms to human service delivery
  • Employ information literacy skills to identify appropriate evidence-based interventions
  • Describe and adhere to the guidelines for ethical practice and the values of human services professionals
  • Design an original human service program to meet a community need, including a plan for evaluation
  • Describe the impact of discrimination on human behavior and potential

Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.

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