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Human Services Professional Worksheet
Select three agency types from the following list:
A drug and alcohol treatment program
A homeless shelter
A day treatment drop-in center for teenagers
A hospital rehabilitation center (A physical rehabilitation center) A crisis intervention center
An outpatient mental health center
Complete the table for the chosen agencies by providing a 60- to 85-word response in each column. An example has been completed as a guide.
Description of the agency
Who they serve
The professionals involved with the agency
The professional’s role
A domestic violence program
A domestic violence program provides protection and resources to individuals treated violently by their spouses or partners. These programs can have many components. Shelters are available for individuals needing protection from violence. Additionally, some services provide resources to individuals once they leave the shelter to help them regain independence. As mentioned, this program may provide protection for individuals, but it may also provide protection for children in the individual’s care. There are generally a large percentage of young children who are in need of protection in addition to the individual seeking help. These programs generally do not provide service for males, as outpatient services are offered for violators of the female population. In many residential programs, counselors provide advice and counseling. They assist residents living away from their abusers.
Victims in the program wishing to move on with their lives, away from the perpetrator, will find advocates available to work with them. These advocates help program participants find work, housing, legal support, and other services in the community. Some shelters can provide some form of legal assistance. The role of the professional working in a shelter is to help program participants cope with losing their home and...
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