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The Importance Of Human Service

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According to National Organization for Human Service human services is defined “uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.” Everyone knows that when you go into a helping field having a career like a social worker you are not going to become a millionaire. This does not…show more content…
During that time, they were viewed as social piranha’s. People that just had to be locked far far away in an out of site out of mind sense. People did not know what to do with the mentally ill so they ended up being put into prisons mixed in with the other criminals. This thought started to change though with the help of people like Dorothea Dix though it did not happen overnight. It was a long hard struggle. After campaigns to get the mentally ill out of the prisons they were put into asylums. Though they were out of the prisons their care did not get much better. We still did not know how to take care of them so mistreatment happened again. Throughout time though we started to realize and learn that just because someone was mentally ill it did not mean that they needed to be locked away. Asylums started to close and metal hospital, homes and outpatient treatments with good conditions started to open. Today there is still a stigma attached to having a mental disorder at times but nowhere close to the stigma or challenges that people during times such as when Dorothea Dix lived
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