Human Services And The Whole Person

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Define the term “the whole person” and explain why this is important in human services and explain the components of “the whole person” When a client comes in for help they are coming in as individuals that have a multifaceted perspective that includes psychological, biological, cultural, social, financial, educational, vocational, and spiritual components (Woodside & McClam, 2015). All these components encompass life experiences that they have been through with family, friends, their health, school, work, their legal status, residency, their safety and security, their finances, their well- being, and their accomplishments (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The perspective are integrated with the individual which form the whole person (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The term the whole person is important in human services because when a client comes in they are not coming in with just a single problem and as human service professionals we have to look at the issue and address it as a whole instead of a single issue (Woodside & McClam, 2015). There may be underlying issues that do not come up ...

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