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A group for all those interested in Human Services issues!

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Latest Activity: Apr 13, 2012

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Input for my research paper on preventing and addressing In Home Supportive Services Fraud.

Started by Thera Hearne Feb 27, 2010. 0 Replies

I am working on a brief research paper as part of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of California. My topic is preventing and addressing In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)…Continue

Tags: Medicaid, social worker, fraud, food stamps, social services

Introduce Yourself to the Group

Started by Amy Bell. Last reply by Thera Hearne Feb 22, 2010. 3 Replies

Say a little bit about yourself here: How does your work come into contact with Human Services? What do you do when you're not working? How do you define Human Services?

Tags: service, toad, human

Human Services 2.0

Started by Amy Bell Jan 18, 2010. 0 Replies

I'd appreciate getting some insight into the communication practices of your various departments. If you have any insight into one or more of these questions, please share!How does your Human…Continue

Tags: accessibility, internet, household, communication, email

Human Services Web Resources

Started by Gerry La Londe-Berg Jan 7, 2010. 0 Replies

I'm happy the group is growing a little at a time. As a shared resource I'd be interested in the Web Resources we find most useful as Human Services practitioners. I'll come up with more as we think…Continue

Tags: families, children, Child welfare, human services

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Comment by Amy Bell on December 15, 2009 at 10:44am
Great point, Gerry... I'd say those groups look good. Is there anyone being left out by this? If I were disabled and unable to work, perhaps? Or is that getting into other realms... I'll bow to others' wisdom about it. Once we get it defined, I can go back in and change the group description to be more specific.
One question... I can do a member search and find everyone who has the term "human services" anywhere in their profile, but unless I am their friend, I can't specifically invite them to the group. I guess I will be sending a lot of messages, lol.
Comment by Gerry La Londe-Berg on December 14, 2009 at 10:54pm
This was a great idea. Thanks Amy.

The first question - how broadly do we define human services. I'd say services for children, youth, families, seniors. This includes services for immigrants, those affected by substance abuse, and incarceration. We could make it by subject (dv) or group. How broad do you make it?
 

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