There are many different types of human services providers and agencies serving clients. An understanding of the different theoretical models to these services will make you familiar with how clients are served in various agency settings, to prepare you for what you might encounter in nonprofit agencies.
In this assignment, you will explore the different approaches to human services delivery. You will also research the roles of nonprofit agencies.
There are competing models of human services approaches. Many of these models are examined in this module. Using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research these models further.
Demonstrate your understanding of two competing models by responding to the following:
- Discuss the Rational-Legal model with relevant examples of two types of human services agencies currently using this approach.
- Discuss the differences between the human services approach and the Political-Economy model. You should emphasize the influence each approach has on direct service delivery.
- Discuss the primary role of nonprofit agencies in human services.
- By Saturday, December 5, 2015, post your responses to this Discussion Area in a minimum of 200 words. Your response should rely upon at least two sources from professional literature. This may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov). Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA format); and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.