HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services

An introduction to social welfare systems and their functions as they relate to social needs and problems within the political, social and economic contexts. An overview of the history and development of social welfare systems, the range of current social services and the knowledge and skills necessary for responding to human needs.

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HUS 125 Chemical Dependency

This course introduces the student to basic information concerning chemical addiction. Covered are the psychological and physiological effects of alcohol and other abused drugs, the nature of addiction, and substance abuse as a family condition. Alcoholics Anonymous and other self-help groups and programs and treatment modalities are addressed.

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HUS 130 Developmental Disabilities

Explores the physiological, educational, psychological, and familial characteristics of developmental disabilities for children and adults. Mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autistic disorder and other disabilities will be presented within current and historical contexts regarding public attitudes, diagnostic criteria and services.

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HUS 134 Cultural Competence in the Helping Professions

This course familiarizes students with the theoretical and practical components of cultural competence. By understanding the elements of multicultural helping, students will develop a foundation for working with a variety of issues and populations. Topic areas will include the nature of prejudice, racial and ethnic identity, individual and collective worldview and the study of specific cultural groups. Practical strategies and cultural self-awareness will also be emphasized as essential to effective intervention with clients.

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HUS 160 Perspectives on Infants, Toddlers and Young Children

An introduction to the nature and needs of young children. Developmentally appropriate methods of caregiving will be studied. Interpersonal skills needed for working with young children and their families will be developed through discussion and role playing. Descriptions of services for young children will be presented by professionals working in the field.

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HUS 204 Practicum

Students practice advanced skills relevant to a particular human services concentration area by completing 10 competencies under professional supervision at a selected agency or program.Students attend a weekly seminar in addition to 16 hours per week at their field placements. Prerequisite: Open to HS majors; COL 214

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HUS 212 Case Management

Building upon an understanding of the social systems model, this course examines the various approaches to case management in mental health and social service settings. Content areas address history and concept stages of engagement, assessment, planning, linkage, coordination. advocacy, disengagement and organization supports. Prerequisite: HUS 101

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HUS 214 Human Services Management

Explores management theories and examines the process and techniques involved in the management of small, community-based human service programs. Covers policy development personnel management, fiscal responsibilities, goal setting, and report and grant writing. Prerequisite: PSY100 or permission

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HUS 218 Community Mental Health Care

An overview of the community mental health care movement. Emphasis will be upon contemporary community mental health care, particularly services offered in the State of Maine. Course format primarily consists of a series of prominent speakers, panel discussions, and dialogues. The principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and the individual support planning process are primary topics of the course. Prerequisite: PSY 100

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HUS 232 Crisis Counseling

An introduction to crisis theories and an overview of various types of crises.Students will understand the nature of a crisis. Effective intervention skills and appropriate referral procedures are addressed from a crisis management perspective. Ethical, legal, and social issues will be discussed.Prerequisite: PSY100 or permission

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HUS 233 Sexual Abuse and Trauma

Presents the experience of sexual abuse and trauma from the perspective of survivors, perpetrators and others involved. Treatment techniques and community responses involving both survivors and perpetrators are viewed within the context of various modalities. Prerequisite: HUS101 or PSY100

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HUS 236 Foundations of Vocational Rehabilitation

Examines the vocational rehabilitation process, focusing on evaluation, planning, treatment and placement. Provides an overview of the historical, philosophical, theoretical and operational foundation of vocational rehabilitation, particularly as it applies to people with behavioral health problems and disabling conditions. Prerequisite: HUS 101

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HUS 263 Family Interactions

Presents issues and dynamics which affect family functioning. Family relations, stresses, and strengths are examined within the context of human service delivery systems. Both contemporary and historical influences are addressed from multicultural perspectives. Prerequisite: HUS 101 or permission

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HUS 318 Adolescence, Substance Abuse and Criminality

This course integrates the study of adolescent development, alcohol and other drug use, abuse, and dependency, and criminality among adolescents and young adults. Case studies and group projects address problem definition, strategies for intervention, and rehabilitation issues. Prerequisite: An introductory social science, human service, or criminal justice course.(This course is cross-listed with SSC 318)

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HUS 323 INFANT MENTAL HEALTH

Presents a multidisciplinary perspective on infant mental health (IMH). Practical applications of current research will be explored. Infant mental health dynamics and the primary attachment and care giving relationship(s) will be examined in depth. Topics include risk and protective factors, assessment, psychopathology, and early intervention and infant-toddler childcare practices. Prerequisite: HUS 220

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HUS 326 Chemical Dependency Counseling

Areas covered include treatment process, with emphasis on group process; counseling techniques and theory; and human development, with emphasis on adolescence, adulthood and counseling ethics. Prerequisite: HUS 125 or equivalent

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HUS 329 Science and the Project Approach for the Young Child

This course focuses on early science and discovery concepts relevant to youngchildren during the first six -eight years of life. It offers concrete suggestions about arranging the environment to provide rich opportunities for children to connect science and exploration to their own daily lives. The course meets the requirements of the State of Maine Early Learning Guidelines B-5 Teacher Certification and is designed to teach students effective strategies to recognize and promote science development in all young children. Psy 100 or permission of instructor. 3 Cr

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HUS 330 Interviewing and Counseling

Theory and practice of psychological interviewing for the purposes of gathering data and/or modifying human behavior including current theories and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy. Includes experience with interviewing and counseling techniques and the proper use of referral. Prerequisite: PSY 100

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HUS 331 Substance Abuse Counseling for Special Populations

This course is designed to familiarize students with diagnostic and counseling strategies which focus on the treatment needs of adolescents, the elderly, persons with mental illness, and persons with mental retardation. Both group and individual counseling techniques will be taught including methods for recovery and relapse prevention. Prerequisite: HUS 125 or PSY 229.

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HUS 332 Addiction & the Family

The course acquaints students with research findings and clinical data regarding the effects of addiction on various family systems. The conditions of co-addiction, codependency and family dysfunction are studied within the contexts of family systems and society as a whole. The development of the functional self as the foundations for healthy interpersonal relationships is explored. Prerequisite: HUS125 and PSY100 (This course is crosslisted with SSC 332)

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HUS 346E Perspectives of Adult Mental Health through popular film

An interdisciplinary course that expands on the physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth processes of adult mental health. Addresses positive mental health and explores prevention, detection and rehabilitative/treatment practices. Access to movies and/or films is critical to this course as it is using film to create a learning perspective for the application of mental health knowledge. Prerequisite: PSY 100

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HUS 356 Women's Mental Health

The course introduces undergraduates to important information about women.This course prepares students to articulate controversies related to culture andWomen's mental health and provides a background for a more gender-balanced view of psychology. Cultural factors that influence menial health and treatment for women are explored in relation to specific mental health topics, such as eating disorders, self-esteem, sexual assault, depression, sex bias in diagnosis, and feminist therapy. Prerequisite PSY 100 and HUS 218. 3 credits.

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HUS 364 Human Rights Violation: Torture and Trauma

(This course is cross-listed with JUS 364 and SSC 364.)Human Rights refer to the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.To violate the most basic human rights, is to deny individuals their fundamental moral entitlements.The focus of the course will be on how the experience of intentional psychological and physical torture affect individuals, families and societies.We will discuss the short-term and long-term psychological, neurological, biological, social and disability-related consequences of torture and trauma.Prerequisites: PSY 100

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HUS 362 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

(Course is cross listed with PSY 362.)  This course is designed to teach students how to recognize and implement appropriate environmental strategies that support early literacy development and appropriate early experiences with books and writing. Emphasis is placed on speaking and listening, as well as reading and writing readiness. Prerequisites:  HUS 160 and PSY 302 or equivalents or instructor permission.

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HUS 366 Grief Counseling

Regardless of the practice setting, mental health workers inevitably work with clients who are coping with loss, both death and non-death related, and grief reactions.This course will address the relevant knowledge and skill base needed to provide social work intervention to individuals and families coping with a range of loss experiences (normative and non-normative life transitions, divorce, physical health changes, foster placement, etc.) and death, dying and bereavement experiences.Prerequisites:HUS 330 3Cr

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HUS 461 Internship in Mental Health & Human Services

Offers students the opportunity to work under supervision in a public or private sector agency for 16 hours a week per semester. Application of skills and knowledge provide the foundation for the course, including crisis intervention, case management and current best practices. Preparation of a comprehensive portfolio is required. Students matriculated in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree must complete a total of 12 credit hours to fulfill the internship requirement for graduation. Prerequisite: Senior status in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree and HUS 308, HUS 349 and minimum grade of "C" in HUS 460.

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HUS 462 Capstone Internship in Mental Health/Human Services

Offers students the opportunity to work under supervision in a public or private sector agency for 16 hours a week per semester. Application of skills and knowledge provide the foundation for the course, including crisis intervention, case management and current best practices. Preparation of a comprehensive portfolio is required. Students matriculated in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree must complete a total of 12 credit hours to fulfill the internship requirement for graduation. Minimum Grade of "C" required in this course to meet degree requirements. Prerequisite: HUS 308, HUS 349, minimum grade of "C" in HUS 460, and HUS 461 or equivalent, and senior status in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree

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HUS 463 Capstone Internship in Mental Health & Human Services

Offers students the opportunity to work under supervision in a public or private sector agency for 32 hours a week for the semester. Application of skills and knowledge provide the foundation for the course, including crisis intervention, case management and current best practices. Preparation of a comprehensive portfolio is required.Students matriculated in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree must complete a total of 12 credit hours to fulfill the internship requirement for graduation. Minimum Grade of "C" required in this course to meet degree requirements.CR 12 *Students may take HUS 461 and HUS 462 for a total of 12 credit hours over two semesters or take HUS 463 for one semester for a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite: HUS 308, HUS 349, minimum grade of "C" in HUS 460, and senior status in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree.

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