HUS 1101 HW: Chapter 8 discussion questions on well-being

1. The client empowerment model for change effectively impacts a clients well-being status by identifying the needs of the individual, determining how to meet the needs,working with other networks for possible assistance, setting up goals and objectives to be reached and identifying any barriers that must be overcome. A professional can implement such things in counseling by giving the client the right, and the role to be in charge of his or her continuous success.

2. A community based agency’s missions and goals promotes well-being and happiness for their clients because it communicates the purpose or role of the agency that can be beneficial for the client.

3. The agency’s organizational chart promotes well-being through the chain of command because it is significant to know the people who work in the departments needed. It sets structure and layers of authority. Identifying the different services they may represent to provide the proper care and or treatment necessary for the client.

4. The referral process is utilized in relating directly to the interaction between other workers, making use of the network. When seeking services for the client the worker can rely on other professionals to locate the needed services. Resulting in the success of the delivery of services.

5. An informal network can aid in the referral and well-being goals because it actually provides the link between the client and the service. The cooperation between the two would result in effective referral, such as family and friends to provide needed support.

6. Documentation and paper work requirements aid in the well-being of the client because it is used when transmitting information about the client to the new service because that will allow the agency to properly plan the correct services.

7. Stress and “burn out” of the worker can impact the clients well-being because the worker isn’t able to provide the best service. Resulting in a poor work performance that wouldn’t help better the client.

8. Professional development activities can impact the well-being of the worker and service delivery to the client because then their work performance and ideas continually modify. Its a positive approach to address the challenges of work. They get positive reinforcements and support.

9. A human service worker can utilize client empowerment as a tool in the well-being of a client because its a team of professionals and others to work build skills to facilitate their own change.

My response to ” How Happy are You ? ” article

After reading the article I gotta say adding just a few questions about happiness to a census is not a bad idea. Just like Dr. Gilbert said , “It costs nothing to add some questions about happiness “. So why not do it ! Not only would it benefit the people in Somerville , for example a person would already feel happy knowing their government is interested in knowing wether they are happy with conditions and policies in their town , but it would benefit the government to have a better understanding and knowledge on what should be improved . Now in days people just don’t care about things like voting and participating on political events or even trying to at least find out whats going on in the world they live in. In my opinion adding happiness to the census would bring more citizens to actually fill out a census and really pay attention on filling it out and not just breeze through it just to get it over with. Everyone deserves to be happy where they live and changing the census give people that opportunity and gives them a voice as well.

Introduction Of Me

This was me heading prom truly a night to remember

This was me heading prom truly a night to remember

Hello everyone, My name is Dominique Brunson, I’m Trinidadian and American, I’m 18 years old I recently just celebrated my birthday on the first day of classes 08/28/2014 really enjoyed myself it was fun. I love to work out  whether its running 5 miles a day or sprinting on the track I also attend the gym to lift when I have time.I’m a very active person but some days I like to stay in an relax. I’m the type of person who loves to push myself to always do better and complete every goal I make for myself whether its hard or not I strive to get it done. I have one sibling her name is Sukanya she’s 9 year old.

I’m fresh out of High school I graduated from Murry Bergtraum High school on June,26,2014. High school was a great experience my senior year was the best I stayed involved in every activity because I knew that some of my friends were going away and I wouldn’t see them for a great deal of time. But what I will say the friends that I mad will definitely be in my life forever I value my friendships a great deal. Don’t get me wrong high school had its ups and down but I enjoyed those years it kind of shaped me into who I am today. I joined the cheerleading squad, dance squad, was a member of track and field & the softball team, managed ladies volleyball & the softball team. I’m very active when it comes to sports anything when it balls down to it.

Now that I’m a college student at, ” The New York City College Of Technology” I know it going to take some getting used to. One thing I absolutely hate is the ling wait for the elevators I have to come a hour early just to be to class on time. In City Tech you don’t see the same people everyday besides in your classes which is guest a complete different environment from high school it reassures me that I am moving on up in life and growing up evolving as a person. I love to meet new people and be involved  and find out what their all about its one of the reasons amongst many others that I choose to major in human services interacting with people being able to be their outlet, listening to them and giving feedback on it someday I hope to become a psychologist that’s my career goal.

When it comes down to writing I feel as if I’m a good writer but I want to be a great writer a very skilled writer. If I’m giving a topic to write about I can brainstorm a lot of ideas involving the topic and really break it down then begin to write. Being a good writer isn’t good enough for me in this class I hope to evolve more as a writer and gain better skills as well as more character in my writing and maybe work a little more on my grammar.

Happiness to me is loving yourself as well as others but you come first how can you spread love to someone else if you don’t love yourself?. Not letting certain things get to you, being a more open person staying involved, and reaching career goals because if you do what you love you’ll be happy




Article Response How happy Are You? Tanaye A

According to The New York Times’ 2011 article; “How Happy Are You? A Census Want to Know” by John Tierney, Somerville, Mass. started to question, “How happy do you feel right now?,” on their census. Citizens are given a scale of one to ten. Some people were actually happy at the moment. The purpose of asking this is to become the first city in the United States to track people’s happiness and to advertise policies and make changes in a city that was once in danger to gain happiness. Somerville wish to see the effects on installing bike paths and opening new parks to see if people’s feelings will change while mass transit is getting improved.

However I don’t think happiness can be measured the way Somerville did because; the census didn’t come in everyday. Therefore people feel different everyday or at a different time of day. For example when asked in “how happy are you? A census wants to know, “how satisfied are you with your life in general?” a guy gave himself a six only because he wants to be three inches taller and wants to speak Quechua fluently, which is accurate for him because that’s something that he wants, but being three inches taller isn’t going happen instinct it’s based on his genes. But speaking Quechua can happen if he takes the time to learn it.

Yes, I do think happiness can be promoted because it only takes one person or something that makes you happy, and it can be the little things that make you happy, just by someone saying Hi to you and it made you smile or brighten up your day. For example Somerville was known as “Slummerville, but sense its city is getting gentrified its making the city’s reputation better and looking better as well. Vanessa Lagerman who have lived in Somerville for six years, is a resident who appreciates the city’s effort of making changes to the city, such as adding bike lanes, but that may be happy for people who ride bikes, but not for people who drive cars because it may can cause a lot of traffic.

I think many things are important to our well-beings, according to Mr. Brennan the owner of P J Ryan’s, a pub In Teele square who also noticed the city’s effort, but noticed that while the census was taking surveys it’s going to be high because of what they are doing now to the city, as he said it depends on the mood of the person at the moment, as I said before. If the city wants to something to happen and they see it happening, or there are changes being made. Then of course its satisfying their well beings. As for me I think transportation should lower its prices because it’s too much. Yes, its only $2:50, but that can be a meal for lunch. I don’t think it should increase , and the government continues to increase transportation, but trains are still running slow, having delays, and aren’t working proper, and machines take our money, and for you to get your money back ,you have to go through a whole process by filling out a form and mailing it, is ridiculous . But as for some New Yorkers like me we are spending $30 every week for a weekly metro, which I think is highly too much and $115 for a monthly is even worse. The government knows exactly what they are doing by taking our money. If transportation lower its prices I think less people will hop the trains and will it satisfy everyone well beings, it definitely will satisfy my well being.
Lastly I think their can be a conflict with individual and community well being because, one can say people who are on public assistance shouldn’t have to pay taxes, the community might love that, but the people who aren’t on public assistance will disagree because they will think it is unfair. However I don’t think it’s a measure to people’s happiness it’s based on your mood, and how you are feeling at the moment because people feelings change every day.