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Dr. Kathy Nieder
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Social Services (Overview)

Social services refers to the benefits and facilities such as education, health care, subsidized housing, and food subsidies that the government provide to children, the disabled, the elderly, and the poor to improve their lives and living conditions.


Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
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How can you find available social services for disabled people?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
How can you find available  social services for disabled people?

Social svc: Your local mental health center (csb) would have all info. U need. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Kathy Nieder
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Social Services (Overview)

Social services refers to the benefits and facilities such as education, health care, subsidized housing, and food subsidies that the government provide to children, the disabled, the elderly, and the poor to improve their lives and living conditions.


Dr. Lawrence Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
3M people helped
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What does the dept of health and social services do?

Dr. Lawrence Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
3M people helped
What does the dept of health and social services do?

Http://www.hhs.gov/: The department of health and human services (hhs) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Melton
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
28K people helped
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How do I contact social services for a suicide watch for someone I know?

Dr. Mary Melton
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
28K people helped
How do I contact social services for a suicide watch for someone I know?

You can't: Social services do not provide suicide watch. If someone is seriously suicidal, the only safe place is a hospital. Call a local psych hospital for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
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I am adopting 2 children that were displaced by social services ages 3 and 4. They tested positive for cocaine. What should I watch for? Need any info

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
I am adopting 2 children that were displaced by social services ages 3 and 4. They tested positive for cocaine. What should I watch for? Need any info

Two adoptees with dr: Get them help right away, to avoid future consequences such as health, social and legal ramifications. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
2M people helped
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How do social workers collaborate with social services?

Dr. Paul Cohen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
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Communication...: Most collaborative efforts are done with either computers(email), fax; or, the good old fashion telephone. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
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What if i tell my counsellor about my self harming would i get referred to social services?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
What if i tell my counsellor about my self harming would i get referred to social services?

Somewhat: There is no reason to smoke for any reason. A small amount, as you suggest, will lessen your exposure, but any amount is a heath risk. This is a good time to stop altogether. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
44 years in practice
254K people helped
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Can you tell me if i go to my general practioners at 16 years old thinking I have anxiety, will they get things such as social services?

Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
44 years in practice
254K people helped
Can you tell me if i go to my general practioners at 16 years old thinking I have anxiety, will they get things such as social services?

Anxiety Treatment.: It would depend upon your general practitioner. I think a general practitioner would do an exam and see if there's a medical problem underlying the anxiety. Depending on the evaluation, the doctor may prescribe medication, or refer to a psychiatrist or mental health counselor for treatment for anxiety (develop anxiety management skills). Social services could be a resource, but not necessarily. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
44 years in practice
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Are there social services for people with bulimia but cannot afford treatment?

Dr. Kenneth Adler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
44 years in practice
394K people helped

Treatment option: There are community mental health centers that usually provide service on sliding scale. ...Read more

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Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
117K people helped
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Do you know any social services that give help to teenagers who are recovering from drug addictions?

Dr. Kermit Brunelle
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
117K people helped
Do you know any social services that give help to teenagers who are recovering from drug addictions?

25% or our youth ---: I am sorry to say that i know of no companies. Hazeldon treatment center in minnesota, and elsewhere, has a sliding scale for patients who cannot afford full price or do not have health insurance. Most big health insurers cover addiction treatment. For free resources to treat addiction try aa, and na, as well as nami (national alliance on mental illness). For funding try gofundme.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Melton
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
28K people helped
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Do social services monitor you if you are mentally ill and get pregnant?

Dr. Mary Melton
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
28K people helped

It depends: If the patient is connected to the local mental health system, then they will monitor. Otherwise it depends on the patients condition and behavior as to whether gov agencies get involved. ...Read more

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