4 peer responses

“Respond to four of your classmates posts.  
Jennifer’s post:
Article review
This article shows that between domestic violence and physical abuse, on average, more than 10 million men and women are affected yearly. In the article the behaviors of physical violence includes slapping, shoving, and pushing which in some cases may not be seen as domestic violence. These actions can lead to more severe actions such as rape and homicide which leaves a physical and mental impact on the  victims (  National Coalition  Against Domestic Violence, n.d.).
How can human service professionals be effective?
According to  Dorlee, M. (2016), it will take all of us, social workers, advocate, healthcare providers, law-enforcement, clergy, social workers, and other human service professionals to effectively respond to domestic violence. Human service professionals can be effective by listening, believing, and validating the victim. By giving options and resources, without bias or judgment, can give them direction to various ways to hopefully get themselves out of the relationship. As a human service professional, we should not make the decision for the victim, however, we should be supportive in their freedom to make their own decision.
Reaction to the vast array of statistics for domestic violence.
It was a total shock to see the number of people who have been affected by domestic and physical abuse. It is evident that, although most people dont want to be or get involved, as human beings, family, neighbors, and citizens should be compelled to do their part, no matter how big or small, to intervene prior to someone being seriously hurt or killed. Anyone can be a victim, even myself.  We need to do all we can to get these numbers down.
Dorlee, M. (2016). How to Help Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. Retrieved from https://www.socialwork.career/2016/8/help-victims-of-intimate-partner-Violence-html (Links to an external site.)
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ncadv.org/statistics (Links to an external site.)
Pouang’s post:
The human service professional in these situations can intervene and send one partner to a domestic violence shelter, they could call the police if the situation is to much to handle. However the roll a human service professional can play is limited because the victim in the case needs to want help before it can be given, my husbands family lived on both sides of male and female domestic violence and his mother nor step father ever wanted help, this was due to many factors but they lived this way and my husband will tell me all the time a person in these situations has to want help to get out, but it becomes the normal for the abuser and the victim and most in this situation accept it as how it will be. I think in a sense he is right because a human service counselor can step in but if the person goes right back into the situation its as if you did nothing at all. 
NCADV | National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (n.d.). The Nation’s Leading Grassroots Voice on Domestic Violence. https://ncadv.org/statistics
Joy’s post:
Good evening everyone,
            As a human service professional, I will encounter seeing and helping people that their situations or problems will be different and sometimes more difficult than the other person. For example, at an outpatient substance abuse facility, the client is getting treatment to stop abusing drugs or alcohol, but this client will not stop using or shows some type of mental issue. There comes a time an outpatient facility might not be the right place to treat this person. They might need a higher level of care. The human service professional must then refer the client to another place. Most likely to an Inpatient facility to get more or better help.
            There will also be crisis many and many times with crisis intervention. If a client should overdose on drugs that is considered a crisis and the human service professional will have to step in and help this person as much as possible. Such as getting medical attention for that client immediately. There are many other things that could lead to crisis intervention such as stress or life events.
According to the article,Crisis Intervention: An opportunity to change, Crisis intervention is emergency first aid and for mental health (Ehly, 1986), A crisis may occur when an individual is unable to deal effectively with stressful changes in the environment. As a human service professional who is faced with this situation, they must be able to assess the crisis and help the individual.
Brenda, Stevens, A & Ellenbrock, Lynette, S. (1995). Crisis Intervention: An Opportunity to Change. Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/Resources/Library/Eric520 (Links to an external site.) digest/95-034.pdf.
Courtney’s post:
Hello classmates and professor. Domestic violence is a terrible thing and a toughy subject. There is no excuse for it. The three major supportive services that are used are family resources, support, and educational services. These services provide many resources for victims and there are many in each category. One example that comes to mind is domestic abuse between partners with children in the household, another example would be a single-parent household with child abuse going on. I feel that both of these situations could use the same services provided to their families, the two services that I would suggest for them is family counseling and protective services. I think these supportive services well aid them in many things but mainly for emotional support and to help them through the next steps. Also, the protective services would not only be there in the instance of the case finds, but also I the case of the need of protection right away.
Harris, H., Maloney, D., & Rother, F. (2004). Human services: Contemporary issues and trends (3rd ed.). Boston: Pearson. ISBN: 0205327702. Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com
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