Principles of Human Services is an introductory text designed specifically for high school students interested in learning about occupations in the field of human services. The text focuses on the five career pathways within the human services career cluster. Human services related careers in food and nutrition, clothing, and housing are also included. This student-friendly text provides a look at the aptitudes, attitudes, and skills; education and training; and specialized knowledge needed to succeed in a wide variety of human services careers. Students can also discover which careers are expected to experience growth in the future. A wide variety of activities provide built-in opportunities for discussion, higher-order thinking, and collaborative learning.
Career Spotlight features give students a closer look at human services careers from the perspective of professionals in the field.
Pathway to Success hands-on activities provide opportunities for students to build skills and learn best practices they can apply to their everyday lives now and in the future.
Case Studies capture students' interest with real-life scenarios and follow-up questions to involve students in class discussion.
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Table of Contents
Learning About Human Services
1. An Introduction to Human Services 2. The People Business 3. What Makes an Effective Human Services Worker? 4. On the Road to Personal and Professional Success
Preparing for Career Success
5. Looking Inward: Identifying Your Personal Brand 6. Looking Outward: Connecting with Human Services 7. Looking Ahead: Preparing for Workplace Success
Investigating Career Pathways in Human Services
8. Consumer Services 9. Counseling and Mental Health Services 10. Early Childhood Development and Services 11. Family and Community Services 12. Personal Care Services
Exploring Human Services Related Careers
13. Entrepreneurial Careers in Human Services 14. Food and Nutrition Related Human Services 15. Clothing Related Human Services 16. Housing Related Human Services
Sharleen L. Kato, Ed.D. - loves teaching as well as learning. She is a professor at Seattle Pacific University where she encourages students to become creative and successful in their chosen career field. She believes that the mission of family and consumer sciences is the key to a myriad of meaningful and fulfilling careers. Dr. Kato has taught undergraduate students for over 25 years. She currently serves as the Family and Consumer Sciences Department Director. Dr. Kato holds a doctorate in education, a master’s in human ecology, and an undergraduate degree in home economics. She travels extensively spending at least two weeks each year serving in an orphanage, teen home, and prenatal clinic in the Philippines.