In actuality, the work of human service practitioners is very important for the contemporary society because many people are in urgent need of external assistance from the part of human service practitioners, who can help them to integrate in the society, to find positive lifestyle and to develop more optimistic views of their life. Traditionally, human service practitioners focus on people, who are in crisis provoked by stress, injuries, loss of family members or other problems that may affect the lifestyle and views of people, provoke severe depression and negative view of life. The development of effective policies is one of the primary goals of human service practitioners because the effective policy contributes to the effective performance of human service practitioners and achievement of their professional goals. At the same time, human service practitioners should be able to perform different roles to provide services for their clients effectively. In this regard, the development of a guide to policy and policy making for human service practitioners is very important because such a guide can help many human service practitioners to elaborate effective approaches to their work and to identify accurately their professional goals as well as to develop new effective strategies that can help them to improve their performance.
The essence of the work of human service practitioners
Traditionally, the work of human service practitioners is closely intertwined with helping people in need, who have suffered a deep crisis in their life provoked by different issues. To put it more precisely, human service practitioners focus on the assistance and empowerment of individuals, groups, families and communities to prevent, alleviate or better cope with crisis, change, and stress to enable them to function more effectively in all areas of life and living. In such a way, human service practitioners perform very important functions in the contemporary society because many people face considerable problems, especially when they are left alone, face to face with their problems. They need the assistance of the community and society but, often, communities pay little attention to people in need, while community members have their own problems to tackle. The position of people in need, who suffer from physical injuries, stress and other problems, becomes unbearable, especially if they have no support from the part of family members or when they lose family member or members. In such a situation, the assistance of human service practitioners becomes crucial for the return of people suffering from stress or any other crisis to the normal life. These people are in trouble and they cannot cope with their problem and the assistance of human service practitioners is very important. People, who are deprived of the support of family members, are in a particularly difficult position, while the loss of a family member may provoke a crisis that will need the direct involvement of human service practitioners to help individuals, who have lost their family members.
In such a way, human service practitioners should come prepared to work with people in crisis and they should be able to help them to cope with their problems. Human service practitioners should attempt to return their clients to the normal social life and to the development of a positive view of life. Human service practitioners have to come prepared to the hard work because people in crisis have special needs and human service practitioners should adapt to their needs. Therefore, they should be able to perform different roles and functions and develop multiple professional skills and abilities. In such a way, human service practitioners can be effective and successful in their professional performance.