Humanservices Needs for Children in Need
Humanservices Needs for Children in Need
HumanService is a field that is defined in a broader way. The subject ofHuman Services is primarily meant to meet various types of humanneeds in a unique manner through interdisciplinary knowhow base. Theobjective of this filed is to focus on not only preventing but alsoremedying various problems that face different kinds of people. Thefield focuses on upholding an obligation to advance the generalquality of life of service populaces. There are several groups thatneed human service. Some of these groups are children in need,under-employed people, economically disadvantaged persons, peopleliving with disabilities, and many others. The group that this essaywill be exploring is that of children in need. It is theresponsibility of everyone in the family and the community at largeto watch over and cater for the needs of children. The reason as towhy I chose this group is due to the fact that children are thefuture of every nation. The responsibility of taking care andprotecting the young generation lies squarely on the shoulders of theadults. Regrettably, this is often not the case. Many children in thesociety are vulnerable to many hazards that face them from the peoplewho are supposed to take care of them. For this reason, humanservices come in to try and help these children in need.
Thereare quite a number of conditions and problems facing children inneed. For starters, children in need are vulnerable to many hazards.Child prostitution is one problem that children in need face. Forchild pillagers, the internet has become a cybernetic playground.More vulnerable children are being used by virtual internet users forchild pornography thus exploiting these children sexually. This maybe illegal but most predators are never prosecuted by the law. Childprostitution is another problem that children in need face. Aresearch has shown that approximately a third of prostitutes globallyare actually children who are under the age of eighteen. Children inneed also face the problem of child labor. It is approximated by theInternational Labor Organization (ILO) that 211 million kids who areat the ages of five to sixteen are working. Most of these childrenare forced to work so as to cater for their needs and the needs oftheir families. This is child abuse. Lack of access to education,child neglect, child trafficking and slavery, poverty and violence byway of brainwashing are some of the conditions and problems thatchildren in need face.
Thegroup needs that are met by the human services are provision ofemotional and psychological care, improved service delivery whichincludes the quality of direct services as well as seeking to enhanceapproachability, answerability and harmonization of the agencies thatdeal with the children’s need. Other group needs that are met byhuman services are adoption services, foster parenting, teaching andprovision of feeding services as well as meeting the challenges ofchildren that have severe mental as well as physical health needs.Parenting education is another service need that human services cangive to parents who opt to adopt or foster children in need. Thiswill help the foster or adoptive parents to know how to handle thesechildren. All these needs and many others are the needs that humanservices provide for children in need.
Thereare quite a number of organizations and programs that are establishedto meet the needs of children in need. Some of these organizationsare UNICEF, Kinship, Foster and Other Care, United Family Services,World, Save the Children, Metis Child and Family Services Society,Free the Children, Child Protection, Parenting and Early Support,Adoption and Permanent Care, and many others. All these organizationsand programs are established primarily for taking care of the needsof a child and family in need. To meet the needs of the children inneed, these organizations have a set of standards which can assistfamilies and care givers in coming up with the right choices whilehandling children in need. The basic objective of human services’organizations for children in need is to ensure that they assist notonly the children but also the community at large to operate asefficiently as possible in the main areas of living. These programsare primarily meant to enhance and promote positive co-existencebetween children and service providers. The organizations efficientlyexecute dogmas, procedures as well as schemes that reinforce steadystaff and strong workforces through leadership and management. Havinga strong leadership and management helps these organizations to meetthe needs of children in need by showing a good example that can beemulated by the personnel as well as children. The programs also helpin protecting any further abuse on a child’s mental or evenphysical health by making sure that they report any child abuse aswell as helping the children in need to be adopted and fostered ingood homes and families.
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