Journal of Human Services
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.
0000-0001-7127-3370 (Kaprea Johnson)
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.
Johnson, Kaprea and Bonner, Matthew, "Utilizing the Six Generic Human Service Competencies and Ecological Systems Theory as a Basis to Understanding Barriers Faced by Marginalized Clients" (2013). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 31.