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Principles of Human Services is an introductory text designed specifically for high school students interested in learning about occupations in the field of human services. The text focuses on the five career pathways within the human services career cluster. Human services related careers in food and nutrition, clothing, and housing are also included. This student-friendly text provides a look at the aptitudes, attitudes, and skills; education and training; and specialized knowledge needed to succeed in a wide variety of human services careers. Students can also discover which careers are expected to experience growth in the future. A wide variety of activities provide built-in opportunities for discussion, higher-order thinking, and collaborative learning.
• Career Spotlight features give students a closer look at human services careers from the perspective of professionals in the field.
• Pathway to Success hands-on activities provide opportunities for students to build skills and learn best practices they can apply to their everyday lives now and in the future.
• Case Studies capture students’ interest with real-life scenarios and follow-up questions to involve students in class discussion.