Human services schools in Ontario confer two-year associate’s degrees that prepare students for one of many rewarding careers in human services. Human services professionals work with disadvantaged populations of all ages. People may be victims of child abuse, elder abuse, or domestic violence. The human services movement was birthed during the 1950s when people began to be deinstitutionalized. As more people with mental illness entered society there became a need for workers to help them meet their basic needs. Common human services courses include drug rehabilitation counseling, group counseling dynamics, mental illness in human services, human services agencies, and human services ethics.
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