Human services assistance with substance abuse

Overview: Human services assistance with substance abuse

Your final paper is a result of your research on a topic of your choice and the application of the 3 models of Service Delivery: Medical Model, Public Health Model, and Human Services Model.


The following are the sections of your paper:

  • Introduction:

o What is your topic, including the problem’s background information?

o Who is affected by the selected problem?

o What are the underlying causes of the problem?

  • The Three Models of Service Delivery:

o Explain how each of the 3 models of service delivery discussed in the

textbook (the Medical Model; Public Health Model; and Human Services

Model) would address the topic you selected. For each model:

 Explain how the model addresses the problem you selected,

including the strengths and limitations of the model in addressing

the problem. For example:

  • How does the medical model view those struggling with substance abuse?
  • What support can the medical model provide?
  • What are the strengths of the medical model in working with substance abuse?
  • What are the limitations of the medical model in working with clients who struggle with substance abuse?

o, Do this for each model, be specific, and use information from the textbook and your own research. Be sure to clearly cite sources used and support your assertions with evidence (i.e. explain your reasoning).

  • Two barriers to receiving help clients struggle with:

o, Offer a strategy to overcome each barrier. HSV101 – Introduction to Human Services

Unit 7 Assignment: Models of Service Delivery Final Paper

o Be specific and support your assertions with evidence.

  • Conclusion:

o Restate your thesis and tie all of your findings together.

o Propose a course of action, the solution to one of the issues you discussed or

questions to further study.


  • Written work must be at least 4 pages (not including title and APA reference pages; typed and double spaced with 12 pt. font) and APA style In-text citations.
  • College-level writing is expected. Review and edit your paper several times before submitting it. Make sure you have an introduction, well-developed paragraphs with transitions, a conclusion, complete sentences, proper punctuation, and that you carefully proofread your paper before submitting it.
  • 2 resources plus the textbook are required.

o The majority of the information should be written in your own words (paraphrased), with citations to show where the material came from.

o Whenever you use a material that is not your own, even if you are summarizing or paraphrasing, you must give credit to the original source.

o When you cannot use your own words, you must use quotation marks. Save quotes for when there is simply no other way to put the information into your own words and limit it to a sentence or two.

All students are encouraged to utilize the Post Writing Center for assistance with APA-style papers. Carefully edit and proofread your work before submitting it via the Safe Assign Link