Policy & Practice

A professional journal publishing articles on current health and human services issues for wide audience. Coverage includes social policy issues, reports of significant works of human service practitioners, social work theory and legislation, and editoria

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 3, September

Adopting a New Compact
Renewed focus on safety and permanency for children in our public child welfare system has shined a spotlight on the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. While this new focus confirmed the important role the ICPC plays in ensuring appropriate...
A Glorious Celebration
In a city known for its lavish parties and elegant catering, by all standards it was a glorious event. No, it wasn't the accommodations, decorations, or food that made this event stand out, it was simply the reason. On June 22, 2004, the U.S. Department...
Being Deposed - Literally
Given the increase in litigation against human service agencies, administrators and staff need to be aware of the process and what might be expected of them. One challenge they may encounter is a deposition. Without proper preparation, it can be an unsettling...
Being Deposed-Literally
Given the increase in litigation against human service agencies, administrators and staff need to be aware of the process and what might be expected of them. One challenge they may encounter is a deposition. Without proper preparation, it can be an...
Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Measuring What Counts in Health and Human Services
Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Measuring What Counts In Health and Human Services Edited by Albert R. Roberts and Kenneth R. Yeager. Hardcover/ 640 Pages/ Oxford University Press / December 2003/0195165004 List Price $89.50Professors Roberts and Yeager...
Grassley Outlines Efforts on Behalf of Welfare Bills
Sen. Grassley, R-Iowa, says he is pushing several legislative initiatives to help senior citizens, children, families, and the disabled. The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee also provided an update on welfare reauthorization and Medicaid issues....
Grassley Outlines Efforts on Behalf of Welfare Bills
Sen. Grassley, R-Iowa, says he is pushing several legislative initiatives to help senior citizens, children, families, and the disabled. The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee also provided an update on welfare reauthorization and Medicaid issues.Grassley...
Happy Together: The Story of Collaboration
Coordination between state and tribal governments and human service administrations is complicated. How is that for an understatement? We are sure that that any tribal or state director, case manager or social worker can provide example after example...
Inside Story
As APHSA approaches its 75th year, our magazine is also reaching a milestone. Policy & Practice over the past year has successfully evolved from a largely academic journal to a colorful, easy-to-read, attractive magazine. We have been offering...
Iris R. Jimenez-Hernandez
In Our Do'ers Profile, we highlight some of the hardworking and talented individuals in public human services. This issue features Iris R. Jimenez-Hernandez, executive deputy commissioner in New York City's Human Resources Administration/Department...
It's a Matter of Trust
In my travels as a trainer and consultant to many of our member agencies, the theme of trust comes up often as we explore challenges and opportunities for strengthening performance and culture. Leadership teams in human service agencies across the...
Leading-Edge Child Welfare Data Available to State Agencies
The American Public Human Services Association has teamed up with a prominent child adoption research center to provide states, for the first time, with a national database to track changes in state foster care and adoption data over time. The joint...
Leading-Edge Child Welfare Data Available to State Agencies
The American Public Human Services Association has teamed up with a prominent child adoption research center to provide states, for the first time, with a national database to track changes in state foster care and adoption data over time.The joint effort-the...
Martha Roherty
Name ... Martha Roherty [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Time at APHSA ... Four months Title ... Director of the Center for Workers with Disabilities Place of Birth ... Rochester, N.Y. A Typical Day Starts With ... A car ride to...
More Americans Said Living in Poverty, without Health Insurance
The number of Americans living in poverty rose by 1.3 million last year, while the ranks of the uninsured grew by 1.4 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. About 35.8 million people lived below the poverty line in 2003, or about 12.5 percent...
More Americans Said Living in Poverty, without Health Insurance
The number of Americans living in poverty rose by 1.3 million last year, while the ranks of the uninsured grew by 1.4 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.About 35.8 million people lived below the poverty line in 2003, or about 12.5 percent of...
News Makers
Jess McDonald, director of the University-State Agency Consortium at the Children and Family Research Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Child Welfare from the National...
Our Do'ers Profile
In Our Do'ers Profile, we highlight some of the hardworking and talented individuals in public human services. This issue features Iris R. Jimenez-Hernandez, executive deputy commissioner in New York City's Human Resources Administration/Department of...
Words on Words
Business leaders have been lamenting the fact that declining writing skills of college graduates are hampering the efficiency of their companies in keeping existing clients and reaching new ones. In the trade association and government agency world,...
You Succeed, I Succeed
Dad had remarried and didn't have any income, or so he said, and was changing addresses, not exactly evading his child support obligations but not exactly tending to them either. His location was known, paternity was established, and a court order...