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. 1, March

A Place to Call "Home"
Each year, Minnesota is the destination for more than 3,000 new refugees and immigrants, as well as substantial numbers of nonimmigrant ethnic groups who relocate there from other states. Minnesota is now home to more than 125,000 Chicanos/Latinos,...
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A Place to Call "Home"
Each year, Minnesota is the destination for more than 3,000 new refugees and immigrants, as well as substantial numbers of nonimmigrant ethnic groups who relocate there from other states. Minnesota is now home to more than 125,000 Chicanos/Latinos, 108,000...
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Funding Child Care
While the methods of improving child care and its delivery are scattered across a broad field of discourse, there is little debate on the fact that the early years of learning are crucial in a child's development. One research study after another reveals...
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Homosexual Rights and the Placement of Children
Should gay and lesbian couples be allowed to adopt children? Agencies that place children in foster and adoptive homes can become embroiled in contentious legal and political battles concerning the rights of homosexuals in response to the question...
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Inside Story
"That (minority) group of people is impossible to work with. They say they want to meet with you and then they don't show up for the meeting." "It's ridiculous to think that we can provide services to someone who can't speak English. We don't speak...
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In the Media
IOWAPilot Project Helps Seniors Prevent Health ProblemsSioux City JournalA health care model being tested at a nursing home in central Iowa may hold the key to alleviating over-crowded hospitals and reducing costs while improving long-term care for frail...
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Newsmakers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed S. Kimberly Belshe secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency. She is a member of the governor's cabinet and serves as his chief advisor on health, social services, and rehabilitative policies. Belshe...
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Our Do'ers Profile
In Our Do'ers Profile, we highlight some of the hard-working and talented individuals in public human services. This issue features Cari DeSantis, secretary of Delaware's Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families in wilmington,...
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Reducing the Bottom Line
Over the past 18 months in Minnesota, counties are one by one gaining control over their out-of-home placement budget lines. Several key factors have been discovered as this trend has unfolded. But one of the most important factors in controlling out-of-home...
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Say What?
Having just read George Orwell's wonderful Homage to Catalonia, I realized that he would be 100 if he were alive today. Would the author of 1984 be all that surprised at the way corporations, the military, or the government use language today? Probably...
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Solutions Do, Indeed, Work
What does a homelessness prevention program in Los Angeles share with a rural infant mortality program and a job training program for women in construction? What Makes a Solution? Lessons and Findings from Solutions for America, published by the Pew...
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Solutions Do, Indeed, Work
What does a homelessness prevention program in Los Angeles share with a rural infant mortality program and a job training program for women in construction? What Makes a Solution? Lessons and Findings from Solutions for America, published by the Pew...
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The Story of Carolyn: A Case to Remember
Several times each month, APHSA receives a press release or proclamation announcing the designation of a day, week, or month to celebrate a specific human service program. I believe these events are very important to heighten public awareness, provide...
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