Human services schools in British Columbia offer associate’s and bachelor’s degrees that teach students how to work with disadvantaged populations to help them meet their basic needs. The human services movement began when the effort to deinstitutionalize people began in the 1950’s. Human services professionals work with people of all ages and ethnicities in a variety of careers such as child and family workers, alcohol and addictions counselors and mental health case workers. Major courses include adult development, intakes and referrals, drug addiction counseling, department of social and human services, group and individual counseling, child development, local, state and federal government, and multiculturalism.
- Community Mental Health & Addictions Worker