Welcome to the Research Guide for SER101: Inroduction to Social Welfare. Please use this guide to find resources for your human services research paper. Please contact myself or any BCC Librarian if you have any questions.
Human Services is a service that is provided to people in order to help them stabilize their life and find self-sufficiency through guidance, counseling, treatment and the providing for of basic needs. This can take many forms from a Psychologist, to an Eligibility Worker helping a family get government assistance or a Substance Abuse Counselor. There are many ways in which Human Services are provided to the public. The one of the three main distinctions are the providing of basic needs and services for those in crisis who are seeking shelter, food and a safe environment such as the homeless, children in abusive households or a family in need of food. The other primary distinction is those people who are having chronic problems in their life such as someone seeking mental health treatment, substance abuse counseling or medical treatments for chronic conditions. A third distinction is those who work at the Macro level to improve public health, safety and economic conditions for their community.
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