BSHS 465 Week 3 Individual Assignment Professional Skills Paper

Choose one of the human services populations from the list below and conduct research using peer-reviewed journal articles from the University Library. Suggested databases include the ProQuest® social sciences or the PsycINFO® databases on the chosen population.

 

Client Populations

 

  • Homelessness
  • At-risk older adults
  • Mental illness
  • Developmental disabilities
  • At-risk youth
  • Substance abuse
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Physical disabilities

 

Include human services as part of your search. The more specific criteria you choose, the more relevant your paper will be.

 

Write a 750-1,050-word paper that addresses the following:

 

  • Address the interpersonal skills needed to work with this population.

 

  • Address personal and professional qualities that help human services professionals successfully work with this population.

 

  • Does this population require differential treatment? Why or why not? Is there anything that warrants a change in the human services worker’s style, behaviors, or attitudes?

 

  • Include strategies to use and actions to take to improve your professional skills in this area.

 

  • Address potential challenges and how you would meet and overcome them.

 

  • Reference at least three peer-reviewed journal articles that support your statements and ideas.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.