Working with Community Systems

Addressing community issues at the systems level requires advanced human services professional practitioners to use a holistic approach. For instance, in the aftermath of a disaster, practitioners must coordinate with many different stakeholders, both inside and outside of the community (e.g., federal agencies) to improve and implement policies and initiatives that meet the needs of adversely affected populations within the community. Working at the systems level allows practitioners to go beyond helping individual service users to making large-scale improvements that can help many people at once while preparing for disasters in the future.
In this Discussion, you will revisit your role as a supervisor in the human services organization you discussed last week. This time, you will consider how to use a holistic, systems approach to disaster recovery. 

Post a brief description of the natural disaster and human services organization you discussed last week. Again, assume you are a supervisor in the organization. Describe the resources, organizations, and systems you would rely on and/or partner with to provide the most ethical services to the broadest number of culturally diverse members of the community. Explain why you would rely on and/or partner with each. Then, describe what initiatives you would implement to systematically help the community as a whole and explain why. Be specific.
Support your post with specific NOHS ethical standards and at least one article from an academically appropriate source that you found in your own search.