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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Human Services

Location: 

Various facilities as authorized by Rising Hope, Inc.

Length: 

45 hours (15 weeks).

Dates: 

November 2011 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the models and structure of the human service delivery system, the history of the helping profession, including United States legislation, and the purpose of a multidisciplinary team.  Students learn about methods to ethically and effectively provide identified basic services to a variety of clients.  Students also review and evaluate various case scenarios throughout the course and discuss the cases in class and in their assignments.

Instruction: 

Instruction is offered via classroom lectures accompanied by readings, quizzes, homework, debate, interactive problem solving, a midterm exam, and a research paper.  Major topics include: the philosophy of various models of service delivery; ethical standards for Human Services; historical U.S. legislation; emerging trends in the field of human services; and expectations of the human service worker.  Prerequisite: College Writing I.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Services (11/16).

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