WEEK 1 Journal
Prior to beginning work on this journal, read Chapter 1 in your text, Moffat’s Helping Those in Need: Human Service Workers, Neukreg’s The Holland Code of Members of the National Organization for Human Services: A Preliminary Study of Human Services Professionals, and HS-BCP Credential (Links to an external site.). Your journal entry can be informally written in first person and should contain approximately 500 to 700 words. If you know precisely the position you hope to hold in the human services profession after finishing your degree, then this will be fairly simple. If you do not know what position you are going to seek after graduation, then focus on a population that interests you most at this current time (e.g., homeless individuals, military families, domestic violence victims, foster families, etc.) and the type of role you think that you would like to serve with that population (e.g., leadership or management, direct services with clients or case management, etc.).
In your journal,
- Conduct a search, and report what skills and qualifications are involved in this position.
- Continue the search to identify the overall compensation, degree requirements, licensure requirements (if any), and any other helpful information that will guide your journaling on this position.
- Do you plan to pursue the Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) credential? How will this help you in your new position?
- What excites you the most about this position? What concerns you?
WEEK 1 Learning Activity
Evolution of Human Services: Designing the Historical Context
[WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]
Prior to beginning work on this learning activity, Read Chapter 2 in the assigned text and LoPatin-Lummis’ Protesting About Pauperism: Poverty, Politics and Poor Relief in Late-Victorian England, 1870-1900. If you want to dive further, check Loiacono’s A People’s History of Poverty in America in the Recommended Resources section this week.
Historically, poverty has been the impetus for developing a social welfare system and related policies. Beginning in the 11th century, create a timeline of the history and evolution of human services to current time. You are welcome to be as creative as you desire with graphics, and various tools, and so forth. If you have other presentation ideas, then please refer to your instructor to determine if the idea is acceptable.
- Create a six- to 10-slide PowerPoint with speaker notes: (see How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.) for assistance); or (
- Draw the timeline, annotate it with 350 to 500 words, scan, and then upload it; or
- Create a timeline collage annotated with 350 to 500 words with photos from magazines or scanned from books, online graphics, and so forth.