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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
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How can you find available social services for disabled people?

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. 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
24 years in practice
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What does the dept of health and social services do?

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
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How do I contact social services for a suicide watch for someone I know?

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. Gutti Rao
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If I were to be prescribed heavy antidepressants would social services take my daughter away?

If I were to be prescribed heavy antidepressants would social services take my daughter away?

No: Unless you have suicidal or homicidal thoughts, and if you cannot take care of your daughter, then social services may intervene. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How do social workers collaborate with social services?

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
46 years in practice
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What if i tell my counsellor about my self harming would i get referred to social services?

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
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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?

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
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Are there social services for people with bulimia but cannot afford treatment?

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
28 years in practice
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Do you know any social services that give help to teenagers who are recovering from drug addictions?

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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