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According to our text book human services have increased greatly in size and scope in the United States. This increase is reflected by the fact that the total cost of social welfare is estimated to have gone up from $1.162 trillion in 1992 to over $1.669 trillion in 2001 (U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 2001). Included in social welfare are expenses for social security, welfare, veterans’ programs, education, housing, and other public programs. The federal government is the major provider of social welfare benefits. Over the past 50 years, human service workers have been able to offer more services to people in need. Two major focuses for people in need were food and employment, now people in need are searching for help with clothing, food, shelter, and medical services. The demand for these services will continue to increase as the
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Unformatted text preview: economy continues to fail and more people are homeless. Medical and Mental health human service providers can not meet the demand for services that have increased in the past 10 years. An increase in domestic abuse and violent crimes has increased the need for support services. Society as a whole has become burdened with trying to provide services for Medical care, food, shelter, clothing, child care and services, and other welfare needs. The availability of funds for these services has drastically declined in many of our community’s. Human service workers in the future will need a high level of training to accomplish the immense amount of tasks they will need to perform on a daily basis. More case workers will be needed, in order to meet the demands that are put upon them....
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