There are a range of problems that human service clients may face. Problems typically indicate that the client is experiencing some distress. With clients, problems are rarely single issues. This is why professionals should approach each client as uniquely as possible. When dealing with problem solving you must determine whether it is a short term problem or a long term problem. After you determine if the problem is short term or long term you must discuss the problem, solutions are then formulated and the results are evaluated.
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With humans if we are hungry, cold, or even in a life threatening situation then it would be difficult for one to concentrate on love or our belonging needs. Just like if an individual has very limited acceptance from the community or limited respect from others it would not be ideal that they do not participate in activities. This would also lead to self-actualization.
Every human experience problems. These problems are not just caused by our own needs but also because of rapid social changes. Rapid social changes are formed by traditional forms of society. Social changes typically leave individuals in an unfamiliar situations. Often time’s individuals do not have all the skills that they need to adjust to the changing demands, such as self-confidence.
Homeless individuals and/or family members are limited to unskilled and semiskilled jobs, downsizing many companies, closing factories and the direct cause of job loss would be companies hiring immigrants. Immigrants are typically hired because the company can hire them at a lower wage. This is the primary reason why individuals become homeless. Veterans and individuals that may have mental health issues receiving community based services are also vulnerable to become homeless. Another down fall for individuals that are homeless would be that children are not receiving the education that they should be. Urban schools are struggling to provide educational opportunities for homeless children. Not only are children affected in the educational area they are also affected by poverty, domestic abuse, parents that have substance abuse problems, delays in development, and may even experience mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
The homeless population emphasizes the importance of an individual’s environment on one’s history, living situation, and current problems. Societal change is a part of environmental influences as well. The things that influence an individual’s environment would be where the client lives, family, friends, groups that the individual may belong to, and activities that they may participate in. Understanding every aspect of an individual’s environment helps improve the reality of the entire situation. For children the family, school peers, teachers and even day care are the earliest influences. The neighborhood, social organizations and faith-based organizations are the secondary influences. The factors that least influences individuals would be national, regional and global changes.
There are multiple aspects that help assess the nature of problems. Defining the strengths of an individual is one of those aspects. Defining strengths in an individual is important because this will help them grow and change. Identifying past success will help the individual see their strengths and help them work through their current problems.
The stages of the helping process