Choose one of the human services populations from the following list, and conduct research using peer-reviewed journal articles from the University Library.

Choose one of the human services populations from the following list, and conduct research using peer-reviewed journal articles from the University Library. Suggested databases include the ProQuest® social sciences or the PsycINFO® databases on the chosen population.

  • Homelessness
  • At-risk older adults
  • Mental illness
  • Developmental disabilities
  • At-risk youth
  • Substance abuse
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Physical disabilities

Include human services as part of your search. The more specific criteria you choose, the more relevant your paper will be.

Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper that addresses the following:

  • Address the interpersonal skills needed to work with this population.
  • Address personal and professional qualities that help human services professionals successfully work with this population.
  • Does this population require differential treatment? Why or why not? Is there anything that warrants a change in the human services worker’s style, behaviors, or attitudes?
  • Include strategies to use and actions to take to improve your professional skills in this area.
  • Address potential challenges and how you would meet and overcome them.
  • Reference at least three peer-reviewed journal articles that support your statements and ideas.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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