Q. Identify and discuss services available for the mentally retarded? Compare to services available for mental health clients. What are the implications for Human Service practice?
DNA- The main agency located for MR/MH is located in Lancaster, Pa. However, there are agencies that have residential group homes for MR/MH clients in the Columbia community.
R. Where and how does one report child neglect and/or abuse? What is the law as related to Human Service professionals and reporting?
Children and Youth agency is the agency responsible for all reports/calls of suspected child abuse/neglect. Anyone can call the agency to report a suspected case of neglect or abuse and they may remain anonymous if necessary. The agency is not located in the Columbia community. The law related to reporting any abuse of children is that a professional reporting the abuse would call the Children and Youth agency. The agency then would follow up with an investigation and/or other measures. The police may also become involved with the Children and Youth agency to better protect the children involved.
S. Where and how does one report neglect and/or abuse of the elderly? What is the law as related to Human Service professionals and reporting?
The office of Aging is responsible for any suspected cases of elderly abuse. The agency is not located in the Columbia community, but as a Human Service professional reporting a case of suspected abuse the person reporting would call the Office of Aging and give the information. The case would then be continued within that agency; again the police may become involved to better protect the person or persons of suspected abuse.
T. Research the Amish and their utilization (or not) of social welfare services, what are the implications for Human Service practice?
The Amish do not use the social welfare services provided in Pennsylvania. Most of the older Amish do not believe in purchasing any type of health insurance, because it is...