Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Journal of Human Services

Volume

33

Issue

1

Pages

49-57

Abstract

The term "marginalized" is used to indicate that a person or group of people have been disenfranchised from society because their identity is considered insignificant or is not valued in the surrounding social milieu. Clients from marginalized populations encounter a range of barriers and have specific needs related to being disenfranchised. This article highlights the six generic human service competencies along with ecological systems theory as a framework for understanding the barriers faced by marginalized populations. It concludes with implications for human service professionals.

Original Publication Citation

Johnson, K., & Bonner, M. (2013). Utilizing the six generic human service competencies and ecological systems theory as a basis to understanding barriers faced by marginalized clients. Journal of Human Services, 33(1), 49-57.

ORCID

0000-0001-7127-3370 (Kaprea Johnson)

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