Dq1&2 week 3 - Discussion Question 1 Post your response to the following Research an existing human service program in your city or state that

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Discussion Question 1 Post your response to the following: Research an existing human service program in your city or state that affects the target population and issue you chose. Briefly describe the program and determine which theoretical model most influences the delivery of this program or service. Which theoretical model least influences the delivery of this program or service? 2-1-1 McHenry County Crisis program is a human service program, which is available in 43 states and Puerto Rico, reaching over 65% of the U.S. population (Dave Barber, 2008). This is a free 24/7 hour telephone number that connects people with important community services ranging from accessing physical and mental health resources to discovering opportunities to make donations and volunteer. On February 14, 2008, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) issued a statement which will begin the process of developing a 2-1-1 system here in Illinois (Dave Barber, 2008 ). 2-1-1 provides immediate assistance during times of crisis by fielding calls regarding the crisis and directing callers to services most appropriate for their needs. 2-1-1 facilitates access to services such as food banks, childcare centers, medical information lines, health insurance programs, job training, transportation assistance, adult day care, home health care, protective services, volunteer opportunities and donation centers. 2-1-1 is a fast and efficient way to access resources in local communities. 2-1-1 encourages prevention and fosters self-sufficiency in our communities. 2-1-1 saves community organizations and government agencies time and money by consolidating public access to information and service. With a 2-1-1 system in place, communities can address the diverse need of their residents and ensure increased coordination among services. The call data gathered through the 2-1-1 database will help identify gaps and overlaps in services and track human service usage. It is an excellent planning tool that allows communities to anticipate demand for services and mobilize resources to meet changing needs (Dave Barber, 2008).
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The Human Services Model influences their program the most while the Scientific Model influences their program the least. Collaborators depend on scientific data, but the 2-1-1 program relies on the demographics and needs from economic and personal crises. Dave Barber, 2008 Executive Director, United Way of McHenry County. Retrieved January 17, 2011 from http://www.mchenry-crisis.org/211_2-23-08.html Discussion Question 2 Review the scenarios in Appendix D. Imagine yourself as a human service worker in each of these scenarios. Post your response to the following: Which theoretical approach would most influence your reaction in each situation and why? Beyond theoretical approaches, what tactics would you use in the real world to improve these situations? Scenario 1
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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