ASSIGNMENT II: HUMAN BEHAVIOR Instructions: Prepare a typed, written response to
ASSIGNMENT II: HUMAN BEHAVIOR Instructions: Prepare a typed written response to the questions. Information from previous social work courses will be helpful in preparing your responses. Please answer all questions completely and in a professional manner. 1. Human Development (Clearly identify the theories you use in your answers) A. Identify the primary age groups of the clients you serve in your agency. Using human development theory explain the important issues with which clients must cope across the life span. B. What are the dominant family characteristics of the client groups served by your agency? How might theses characteristics affect the delivery of services? C. What issues related to human biology need to be considered in evaluating the problems presented by your clients? How do these issues influence your interventions? D. What are the primary psychological/sociological cultural and spiritual characteristics of clients served by your agency? (Either functional or dysfunctional). Do these characteristics affect services? 2. Human Diversity A. What are the disadvantaged/oppressed groups are served by your agency? (i.e. gender race ethnic religious or sexual preference groups). Give an approximate breakdown of the groups by percentages. B. What disadvantaged/oppressed groups are overrepresented or under- represented in the clients served by your agency? Explain why. C. Identify knowledge or skills related to human diversity that could be helpful in working with these disadvantaged/oppressed groups. How have you employed this knowledge in your internship? D. How could Santa Maria Hostel be more sensitive to the needs of oppressed/ disadvantaged groups? 3. Systems Theory Illustrate your answer with an actual client with which you have worked. Omit information that would identify the client!!!! A. Briefly define the presenting problem in terms of the person-in- environment context. google a person on Heroin and find a interview of them about their life leading up to their drug addiction (ie molestation fosters homes parents addicted to heroin). B. Describe the: 1. Client system “ includes the client family members friends religious community. 2. Target system- is the client in need of help. C. Explain how the knowledge of human behavior/human diversity was used to develop and action system to target the presenting problems.