Human Services (HSRV)

HSRV 11000     FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN SERVICES      3 Credit Hours

An overview of the roles, history, values, systems, policies, theories and core conceptions of the human services professions across a range of social problems including child abuse and neglect, addictions, poverty, aging, mental health and illness, prevention and corrections, etc., and society’s response through the human service delivery system.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HSRV 11001     GROUP METHODS IN HUMAN SERVICES      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to theory, research and application of the practice, structure and function, analysis, problem solving strategies and skills in working with small groups with respect to the cultural context, types of groups and special populations such as addiction are addressed from a systems perspective within the human services purposes, values and ethics framework.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HSRV 11002     SURVEY OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES      3 Credit Hours

A survey of providers at the federal, regional, state and local levels, including services provided and regulations of private and public agencies.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HSRV 21000     DYNAMICS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to communication skills in systems of professional practice with emphasis on skill development in motivational interviewing, principles of effective communication, functions and purposes of communication, active listening, building empathy, establishing therapeutic rapport, case conceptualization and provisions of assistance.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HSRV 21001     ASSESSMENT METHODS IN HUMAN SERVICES      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to client assessment, intervention and evaluation methods for generalist practice within a strengths based recovery model with emphasis on the biopsychosocial development across the lifespan. Understanding of mental illness, addictions, developmental disabilities and the impact of trauma, etc.; utilization of specific assessment skills and tools including: stages of change, level of care, recovery and resiliency, crisis response and de-escalation, etc.

Prerequisite: HST 11000 or HST 21003; or permission.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HSRV 21002     COMMUNITY SUPPORTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND ADVOCACY IN HUMAN SERVICES      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the purposes, intent and activities of a community supportive case manager: assessment, facilitation and coordination of services, linkage, referral, coordination assistance in crisis management and stabilization, outreach, education, training; intervention, support and elimination of barriers to autonomy. Develop an understanding of systems of care; and population characteristics: mental health, addiction, recovery, culture, age, and gender, etc. with emphasis on advocacy in human services practices. Recommend students take HST 21001 in preparation.

Prerequisite: HSRV 11000 or HSRV 21003, or permission.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HSRV 21003     SOCIAL WELFARE IN HUMAN SERVICES      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the history and development of social welfare including current federal and state social policy in the deliver of services; understanding of ideologies, values and ethics forming the social services foundation; financial, organizational and administrative structures influencing social services; fields of practice, populations served, mechanisms of poverty, oppression and discrimination; diversity issues in delivery of services and empowering at risk and vulnerable populations. Prerequisites: None

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HSRV 21092     INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN SERVICES I (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Supervised field experience in a human service agency totaling equivalent of 315 hours. Joint university-agency supervision.

Prerequisite: Special Approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 21 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

HSRV 21095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN SERVICES      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit) Discussion of a major topic within human services.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

HSRV 21192     INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN SERVICES II (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Continued supervised field experience in a human services agency totaling 315 hours equivalent. Joint university-agency supervision. Prerequisites: Special Approval

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 21 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement