Human Services/Pre-Social Work
In Connecticut, the population is changing and so is the make-up of the traditional family. Single parent families are becoming more and more prevalent. Family income is commonly below poverty level and parents lack steady, full-time employment. Increasing numbers of mothers are employed outside of the home, the economy is in indefinite despair, class and educational divisions are growing more significant and we are dealing with an aging population.
Human service professionals assist with these issues and other common problems that affect people from birth to death. In H.S., you can help improve the quality of life for all people, especially the most needy, by promoting a higher level of independent functioning.
As a professional, you will work directly with your clients to help them solve, reduce or limit behaviors that are causing problems in their daily living. Understanding the strengths as well as limitations of your education and training, you will deal with client concerns including self-discipline, family dysfunction, sexuality, self-worth and self-concept, loneliness, violence, displacement, motivation, employment, daily living skills, substance abuse, parenting, anger and abuse.