Human Services

HSVC101  Introduction to Early Intervention/Family Support - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course will provide an overview of Early Intervention from the historical, legal, and current-best-practices perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the Early Interventionist in the support services team and on issues of confidentiality and parents’ rights. The concepts of intervention in natural environments and family centered support will be explored.

HSVC110  Introduction to Human Services - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course will provide an introduction to the history of human services. It presents and describes roles of human service workers, populations served by human services, human and legal rights, values, attitudes and beliefs, systems theory and prevention and promotion. The information will be drawn from disciplines of history, sociology and psychology.

HSVC120  Learning and Behavior - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course discusses the history and principles of behaviorism and presents a learning theory and teaching techniques based on positive behavioral principles. Presentation and discussion focuses on the ethical and client rights issues of positive behavior change and recent trends and techniques for applying learning principles in a variety of settings.

HSVC123  Supportive Communication Skills - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course provides an overview of theory, process and the practice of primary interpersonal communication skills. Students are assisted in developing skills to supportively communicate with a variety of people in a range of environments.

HSVC125  Individual Assessment & Planning - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
In this course we address the question how can human potential be recognized and enhanced. To answer this question, we will critically examine the perspectives and tools that are commonly used. Our focus will be to build on strengths and develop ways of supporting continued growth and personal goals of people who choose to participate in human services. (Co/prerequisites: AHLC114, HSVC110, HSVC120, HSVC123)

HSVC126  Issues in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This survey course explores many common disabilities, diagnoses, issues, and treatment options related to mental illness and developmental disabilities. The student will review the physical, psychological and social impact of having a developmental disability or mental illness. (Co/Prerequisites: AHLC114, HSVC110, HSVC123, HSVC120)

HSVC140  Fieldwork for Early Intervention/Family Support Assistant - 1 Class Hour/3 Credits
This course will provide the student an opportunity to apply academic knowledge and acquired skills to the field situation under the close supervision of an appropriate professional. Students will work with young children and their families in natural settings for a minimum of 90 hours and will attend 15 hours of seminar class time. (Co/Prerequisite: HSVC101, HSVC123)

HSVC190  Fieldwork I - 1 Class Hour/3 Credits
A lab course designed to provide comprehensive experience in application of knowledge and values learned in previous course work. Students will select a program or facility which provides social services and will work at this site as a supervised intern. Regular meetings with the internship advisor and fellow interns will provide opportunities for discussion and evaluation of the fieldwork experience. This internship is focused on direct observation of professionals in human services. Educational and direct service activities will also be credited as part of the internship experience. Students will be able to continue on with the current internship placement for the following internship. Students will not be able to do all three field placements at the same agency. (Prerequisites:AHLC114, HSVC110, HSVC120, HSVC123, HSVC125, HSVC126)

HSVC200  Advanced Special Topics in Early Childhood Development/Special Needs - 1 Class Hour/1 Credit
This course is individually designed to allow the student to receive credit for an intensive investigation of a specific topic. It consists of 15 hours of direct one-on-one experience with a professional who is skilled and experienced in the identified topic. It is accompanied by additional opportunities for continued learning, analysis, and discussion of topic through readings, meetings with families, staff and supervisor, workshops, and oral presentations. (Prerequisites: Prior approval of Program Director and participation in Early Childhood Professional Development Mentorship Project)

HSVC210  Ethical Issues in Human Services - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course examines standards of professional conduct, values, identification and the process of making moral decisions. Major contemporary ethical issues in the field of human services are explored as well as liability and legal issues relevant to practice. (Co/Prerequisite: HSVC110)

HSVC215  Issues of Children & Families - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
The course will cover information related to providing services for children and youth. Topics will include normal development, family issues, child abuse and neglect, disorders of childhood as defined by the DSM-IV, legal and ethical issues in child care, treatment issues, and service delivery systems. (Co/Prerequisites: AHLC114, HSVC110, HSVC123, HSVC120)

HSVC290  Fieldwork II - 1 Class Hour/3 Credits
A lab course designed to provide comprehensive experience in application of knowledge and values learned in previous coursework. Students will select a program or facility which provides human services and will work at that site as a supervised intern. Regular meetings with the instructor and fellow interns will provide opportunities for discussion and evaluation of the work experience. This internship will focus more on direct service activities such as assessment, planning and intervention skills, case management, documentation and recording competencies, advocacy, and information and referral knowledge. Educational/observational activities will also be credited as part of the internship experience. Students will be able to continue on with the same agency as they did during their first internship Students will not be able to do all three field placements in the same agency. (Co/Prerequisite: HSVC190)

HSVC291  Fieldwork III - 1 Class Hour/3 Credits
A lab course designed to provide comprehensive experience in application of knowledge and values learned in previous coursework. Students will select a program or facility which provides human services and will work at that site as a supervised intern. Regular weekly meetings with the instructor and fellow interns will provide opportunities for discussion and evaluation of the work experience. This internship will focus more on direct service activities such as assessment, planning and intervention skills, case management, documentation and recording competencies, advocacy, and information and referral knowledge. Educational/observational activities will also be credited as part of the internship experience. Students will be able to continue on with the same agency as they did during their first internship. Students will not be able to do all three field placements at the same agency. (Prerequisites: HSVC290)