BSHS 425 Week 2 Empowerment Approach with Your INDIVIDUAL Dream Agency HSM Paper
Envision the ideal human service agency YOU (not the team) would like to create. This is your Dream Human Service Agency. It is something you have always thought of and now is your opportunity to create it on paper!
**Note: It is NOT an existing agency as was discussed in Week 1 for the Team Assignment–Community Agency Interviews.
You will use the Empowerment Approach as described in the text, with your Dream Agency idea and write about it.
Review the 12 principles presented by Hardina et al. in the section titled “Humans Service Organizations and Empowerment” in Ch. 4 of Management of Human Service Programs. Additional resources may be used.
Discuss the principles that characterize an empowerment approach to human service management.
Evaluate how you might apply these principles to the developmental processes of your own Dream Human Service Agency.
Write a 1,050 to 1,400-word paper that applies the principles mentioned above, to YOURDream Human Service Agency.
Specifically, address the following:
- How clients will be included in the organizational decision-making processes
- How your dream agency will decrease a sense of powerlessness with your clients and increase access and quality of services for them
- Identify what measures your dream human service agency will use to ensure diverse cross-cultural needs are met
- Consider and include the applicable areas of diversity: socioeconomic background, culture, age, gender, sexual identity, spirituality, disability, and other unique differences.
- Include the ideological belief systems you, as a manager, would use. Describe how empowerment plays a role for the overall agency, staff members, and clients.
- Describe how the concepts of team building and collaboration are met within your agency.
- Include the strategies you will use to evaluate your agency for it’s effectiveness in meeting the needs you want to address with your clients. How will you solicit and use feedback from clients, community groups, and staff members within your agency.
**Note: This Individual Assignment will become part of the Learning Team Assignment in Week 3. It will be shared with your team. There will be more information on this in Week 3.
Format your report consistent with APA guidelines.
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