Fundamental Interventions in Human Services

BSHS241 - Fundamental Interventions in Human Services

Credits: 3

This course introduces skills and intervention strategies important to building relationships and effecting meaningful and ethical change across human service practice settings. Emphasis is placed on primary roles and functions of a human service professional working on relevant social problems, on a micro, mezzo and macro level. Consideration is given to primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. The course explores intervention strategies utilized with individuals, families, and communities, with emphasis given to strength-based and person-centered approaches. Issues of self-care, ethics and cultural awareness are integrated throughout the course.