Human service is when a person in the professional field helps the people in need. Every individual person has need, but that does not mean they are met. Human services workers share patience, understanding, and love to the one and everyone they help. In this career field, you work with people that have different problems. Just to name a few, some of them are alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, and aging.
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With a little support and encouragement a human service profession can empower their clients to find their individual strengths. Learning how to think in a more positive manner, many individuals can become self-sufficient and overcome the rough challenges they face.
Human services professionals has been able to help assist individuals, families, and communities meet basic needs they could not have been able to deal with alone, such as their emotional and physical needs. Human service workers can help and provide their clients with assistance with food and shelter, even help clients that are dealing with mental health and substance abuse.
THE HISTORY OF HUMAN SERVICES
During the late 1950’s and 1960’s, major changes were being made on how those in need would be receiving help. Populations like the disabled, the poor, children in need, the elderly, the unemployed, the substance abuser and others began to be recognized as needing social and rehabilitation services. About this time, many were deinstitutionalized that formerly served in state mental hospitals and would now be seen in the communities in which they lived because of new mandated legislation.