Communication Skills For Health And Human Services

Communication Skills For Health And Human Services

How many times have you either asked or been asked, “Are you listening?” While we might think we know what it means to be an effective listener, different skills are needed to suit different situations. In the human services field, listening is a multi-faceted task that must take into account the needs of the client and the situation being addressed. In this first discussion, you will consider a range of listening skills and how they may be used in a human services setting. Specifically, you will identify active listening skills used within interpersonal and group settings.

Read Chapter 6 of The Interpersonal Communication Book; review the five human service career paths from Human Service Careers (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. provided by Films on Demand:

  • Early Child Development & Services (03:01)
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services (04:17)
  • Family & Community Services (07:00)
  • Personal Care Services (03:54)
  • Consumer Services (04:11)

Listening in Humas Services

Consider the stages and skills associated with effective listening and reflect on the essential responsibilities associated with one human service career path.

Initial Post: Prepare a 300-word minimum reply that sufficiently addresses each of the items below. Don’t forget that it is critical to cite your sources of information, including the textbook, using APA formatting.

  • What listening styles might this particular professional use in their work with clients, and how might they use them?
  • Identify active listening skills (specifically, the three techniques of active listening identified on page 165) that the professional would apply in both interpersonal and group settings (e.g., one-on-one client interaction, facilitating a group session, etc.). Describe how and why they would be used.
  • Using the Basic Counseling Skills (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website, identify two to three interviewing skills, other than active listening, that the professional would apply in both interpersonal and group settings (e.g., one-on-one client interaction, facilitating a group session, etc.). Describe how and why they would be used.

Film And Culture Representation

Film And Culture Representation

Discuss some of the ways that Native Americans and African Americans have been depicted in Hollywood films throughout the history of cinema. How have Native American and African American filmmakers responded to these depictions and subverted them by reshaping visual narratives of cultural identity? Use specific filmic examples to support your analysis. Your answer should demonstrate a breadth of knowledge about Native and African American cinema as well as the dominant cinematic discourses on race and ethnicity that these self-representations challenge.

Drawing from Reel Injun, Classified X, and Ethnic Notions, discuss 4 or more stereotypical representations of Native Americans and African Americans in Hollywood films. How are race and ethnicity represented in Hollywood films, historically and currently? Which types of characters and experiences are represented, and which types are excluded? Who constructs these representations and how do they reflect contemporary socio-political contexts? Use specific examples from each of these documentaries to support your analysis.

Gender And Culture

Gender And Culture

  • Describe an aspect of your own culture from an etic (outsider’s) perspective in Part I of the paper.
  • Describe an aspect of another culture from an emic (insider’s) perspective in Part II of the paper.
  • Apply cultural relativism in order to examine misconceptions about culture that may occur due to ethnocentrism.
    • Keep the distinction between cultural relativism and moral relativism in mind as you write your final paper.
    • Even if you do not personally agree with a cultural practice, explain how the practice makes sense in its cultural context.
    • Avoid opinionated or judgmental language in your paper.
  • Analyze your chosen aspect in terms of how it developed as part of a social system within both your culture and another culture.
  • Analyze your chosen aspect in terms of its purpose as part of a social system both within your own culture and another culture.

The Final Research Paper

  • Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length (excluding title page and references page, meaning it will be seven to eight pages total), and formatted according to APA style
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
  • Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper

Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography

Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography

Write: For this assignment, review the Annotated Bibliography Formatting Guidelines and address the following prompts:

  • Introductory paragraph to topic (refer to the Final Paper guidelines for your topic selection).
    • Write an introductory paragraph with at least 150 words that clearly explains the topic, the importance of further research, and ethical implications.
  • Thesis statement.
    • Write a direct and concise thesis statement, which will become the solution to the problem that you will argue or prove in the Week 5 Final Paper. (A thesis statement should be a concise, declarative statement. The thesis statement must appear at the end of the introductory paragraph.)
  • Annotated bibliography.
    • Develop an annotated bibliography to indicate the quality of the sources you have read.
    • Summarize in your own words how the source contributes to the solution of the global societal issue for each annotation.
    • Address fully the purpose, content, evidence, and relation to other sources you found on this topic (your annotation should be one to two paragraphs long—150 words or more.
    • Include no less than five scholarly sources in the annotated bibliography that will be used to support the major points of the Final Paper.

Demonstrate critical thinking skills by accurately interpreting evidence used to support various positions of the topic