Human Services

groupcoun.jpgThe Human Services department offers the following programs of study for people who want to work with people. The curricula meet the needs of career-oriented students who wish career preparation at the Associate degree or vocational certificate levels. They will also serve as an introduction to social work, social welfare, criminal justice, counseling, mental health, and other helping professions for students planning advanced degrees in these fields. Coursework includes participation in internships and Cooperative Work Experiences at various facilities.

Saddleback College is an academic member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). Saddleback College does not offer a certificate for the Eating Disorders Program, however, the course is certified by IAEDP.

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The Human Services department offers the four programs listed below.

Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate Program

The Alcohol and Drug Studies program integrates theory and practical experience in developing skills necessary to work with the alcohol and drug abuse population, as well as with families and employers of chemically dependent persons. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core, skills training, and experiential learning in the field work settings.

Community-Based Corrections Certificate Program

The program in Community-Based Corrections provides the student with an introduction to the Human Services behavioral core and skills with a specialized area of study in areas of various community-based corrections. Students completing the program may find employment in probation, juvenile counseling settings, California Youth Authority, and half-way houses.

Human Services Generalist Certificate Program

The Human Services Generalist program is designed to provide persons with both a historical and a current perspective of the basic issues within the human services field. It will introduce students to the growing career options within the field, provide an opportunity to explore several of the program options, and generally provide the kind of information that will enable students to make informed decisions in regard to career directions.

Mental Health Worker Certificate Program

The Human Service department has designed the Mental Health Worker program to educate students to understand cultural competency skills needed for clients and family members to enter the public mental health labor force. It will introduce students to benefits acquisitions, the recovery model, co-occurring disorders and integrated services, early identification of mental illness and evidence-based practices.

RESOURCES

Human Services Certificate Options

Human Services Panel Presentation (August 29, 2013)

FACULTY AND STAFF

Staff:

Peggy Dakin View profile information for Peggy Dakin
HSHS Program Specialist
Human Services
(949) 582-4731
 

Faculty:

Kim Branch-Stewart, MSW View profile information for Kim Branch-Stewart
Department Chair
(949) 582-4708

Sue Donelson View profile information for Kim Branch-Stewart
Associate Faculty

Rich GoodmanView profile information for Kim Branch-Stewart
Associate Faculty

Annahita MahdaviView profile information for Kim Branch-Stewart
Associate Faculty

Joe SalcidoView profile information for Kim Branch-Stewart
Associate Faculty

Ken SchmaldingView profile information for Kim Branch-Stewart
Associate Faculty

Lori PhelpsView profile information for Kim Branch-Stewart
Associate Faculty

Martine Wehr, JD View profile information for Kim Branch-Stewart
Associate Faculty

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statements

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The information includes graduation rates, estimated education costs, median debt of students who completed programs, and other information designed to help students make better-informed choices about colleges and universities they select.

Alcohol and Drug Studies

Corrections and Criminal Justice

Mental Health