HR1210 - Introduction to Human Services

This course introduces the student to the human service field. It will look at what help is, why it might be needed, and where it might be offered. The important attitudes, philosophies, and values that underlie the delivery of human services will be examined. It will explore the concepts of culture and oppression, and the importance of becoming culturally competent. The course will also explore the principles of forming and maintaining a helping relationship. It will discuss how to support communities through advocacy and organizing. Finally the course will review the importance of caring for the caregiver by stressing the importance of paying attention to you, self-care, and appropriately dealing with difficult situations. Students will be encouraged to explore personal suitability for human services.

This course is offered in the following programs: