According to a definition I found on the web: "A Human services worker is a generic term for a professional who works with individuals seeking assistance with a wide variety of social, economic and developmental needs." According to another website "Social policy relates to guidelines for the changing, maintenance or creation of living conditions that are conducive to human welfare." Based upon the above you have quite a few social policies to choose from. For example, in most developed countries we currently don't let people starve to death. In the U.S. the responsibility for preventing starvation has not always rested with the Government. Preventing this originally rested with the family, friends, churches and various civic organizations. However, now Federal and State laws provide for funds to try to provide for food for all that need it. Laws were written to reflect our policy on this particular issue.
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course HUMAN SERV 101 taught by Professor Kent during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.