Discussion 2: Identifying Problems
On the surface, many human services cases might appear to be direct. You might look at a case and quickly identify the problem as a lack of services, missing services, or insufficient resources. With complex cases, however, a deeper look is necessary. What may appear to be a basic problem with a simple solution might actually be much more for clients dealing with complex issues. For this Discussion, review the media program “Barbara—The Human Services Professional: Chapter 1.” As you reflect on the problems that exist for the client, consider which ones you would prioritize as most critical.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 4
Post a brief description of problems the client in the media presentation is experiencing. Then, identify the two problems you think are most critical. Explain why the problems you identified are most critical and how human services interventions might be beneficial.