The Social Service Department prepares practitioners in
Gerontology and Nursing Home Administration to provide a variety of high
quality community-based and residential services to Older Americans so that
they may live a dignified and fulfilling life.
To prepare students in best practices in the field of
aging so that they may be employed in a wide range of careers serving the
nation’s 42 million citizens who are 65 and older.
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Social and Human Services
The field of social and human services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of Older Americans and the elderly. The human service profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and social service agencies.
- The capacity for human growth and change.
- Advocating for social justice.
- Recognizing and utilizing people’s strengths and abilities.
- Supporting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
- Promoting collaboration and accountability.
- Inclusiveness – serving all people in need.