Empowerment Approach to Human Services Management Paper
Review the 12 principles presented by Hardina et al. in the section titled “Humans Service Organizations and Empowerment” in Ch. 4 of Management of Human Service Programs. Additional resources may be used.
Discuss the principles that characterize an empowerment approach to social service management.
Evaluate how you might apply these principles to the developmental processes of your own dream human service organization. This should be a separate dream organization than the one your LT is working on.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that applies the principles presented by Hardina et al. to your dream human service organization. Specifically, address the following:
· How clients will be included in the organizational decision-making processes
· How your dream agency will decrease a sense of powerlessness among consumers and increase access and quality of services for clientele
· The measures your dream human service agency will take to ensure diverse cross-cultural needs are met
· Consider the following areas of diversity: socioeconomic background, culture, age, gender, sexual identity, spirituality, disability, and other unique differences.
· The ideological belief systems of a manager who espouses empowerment for the overall agency, staff members, and clientele
· How the concepts of team building and collaboration are met within the organization
· The strategies for consistent evaluation of organizational efficacy that includes strategic feedback from clients, community constituency groups, and staff members within the agency
Format your report consistent with APA guidelines. The assignment requires three sources. Please refer to the Instructor’s Policies for acceptable sources.