HUMAN-SERVICE
HUMAN
SERVICES




HUMAN SERVICES

WHAT IS HUMAN SERVICES?

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES DHS

HOMELESSNESS

SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES ASSISTANTS

MEDICARE

MEDICAID

HEAD START PROGRAM

ASSETS FOR INDEPENDENCE

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR STATE COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMS (NASCSP)

THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG)

WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WAP)

WOMEN HEALTH

WOMEN HEALTH RELATED TOPICS

COMMUNITY SERVICES RELATED TOPICS

HUMAN SERVICES LINKS



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HUMAN
SERVICES




Human services is an applied academic discipline that involves the
holistic study of social technologies (models and methods of practice),
service technologies (programs and systems), and social innovations
that are designed to ameliorate human problems.

The mission of the human services academic discipline and field is to
advance the autonomy of service users, build civic engagement, promote
advocacy for social change at all levels of society, and improve human
service systems so they are more accessible, egalitarian, integrated,
efficient, and effective (Herzberg, 2014).

The academic discipline of human services awards degrees at the associate
level up to the doctorate level. Human services practitioners can focus
on providing direct care services and advocacy, managing public agencies
or nonprofit organizations that provide human services, or developing
policies and human service programs.



Human services
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_services



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WHAT
IS
HUMAN
SERVICES?




The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching
the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary
knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of
problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall
quality of life of service populations.

The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service
delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services,
but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and
coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.



What is Human Services?
http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/what-is-human-services



The National Organization for Human Services (NOHS)
http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=89929&orgId=nohs




Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals
http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/ethical-standards-for-hs-professionals




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UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH
AND
HUMAN
SERVICES




The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),
also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department
of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the
health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America".

Before the separate federal Department of Education was created in 1979,
it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).



Programs


The Department of Health and Human Services' administers 115
programs across its 11 operating divisions.


Some highlights include:

Health and social science research

Preventing disease, including immunization services

Assuring food and drug safety

Medicare (health insurance for elderly and disabled Americans)
and Medicaid (health insurance for low-income people)

Health information technology

Financial assistance and services for low-income families

Improving maternal and infant health, including a Nurse Home
Visitation to support first-time mothers

Head Start (pre-school education and services)

Faith-based and community initiatives

Preventing child abuse and domestic violence

Substance abuse treatment and prevention

Services for older Americans, including home-delivered meals

Comprehensive health services for Native Americans

Assets for Independence

Medical preparedness for emergencies, including potential terrorism

Child support enforcement



United States Department of Health and Human Services
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Health_and_Human_Services



National Human Services Assembly
http://www.nassembly.org/




United States Department of Health and Human Services | HHS.gov
http://www.hhs.gov/




Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/index.html




Department of Health, Education and Welfare HEW
http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/235.html





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DEPARTMENT
OF
HUMAN
SERVICES
DHS




The mission of the Department of Human Services (DHS),
in collaboration with the community, is to provide
temporary support and assistance to low income families
and individuals while helping them maximize their
potential for economic security and self-sufficiency.



Department of Human Services DHS
http://dhs.dc.gov/



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HOMELESSNESS




Homelessness is the condition of people without a regular dwelling.
People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain
regular, safe, secure, and adequate housing, or lack "fixed, regular,
and adequate night-time residence." The legal definition of homeless
varies from country to country, or among different jurisdictions in
the same country or region.[dubious – discuss]The term homeless may
also include people whose primary night-time residence is in a
homeless shelter, a warming center, a domestic violence shelter, a
vehicle (including recreational vehicles and campers), squatting,
cardboard boxes, a tent, tarpaulins, or other ad hoc housing situations.

American government homeless enumeration studies also include persons
who sleep in a public or private place not designed for use as a regular
sleeping accommodation for human beings. There are a number of
organizations who provide provisions for the homeless for example, The
Salvation Army.

An estimated 100 million people worldwide were homeless in 2005. In
western countries, the large majority of homeless are men (75–80%),
with single males particularly overrepresented.



Homelessness
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness



Homelessness
http://www.hhs.gov/homeless/index.html




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SOCIAL
AND
HUMAN
SERVICE
ASSISTANTS




What Social and Human Service Assistants Do?

Social and human service assistants help people get through difficult
times or get additional support. They assist other workers, such as
social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community
services.



Work Environment

Social and human service assistants work for nonprofit organizations,
for-profit social service agencies, and state and local governments.
They generally work full time, and some work nights and weekends.


How to Become a Social and Human Service Assistant?

The minimum requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent, but
some employers prefer to hire workers who have additional education
or experience. Without additional education, advancement opportunities
are limited.



Social and Human Service Assistants
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Community-and-Social-Service/Social-and-human-service-assistants.htm



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MEDICARE




In the United States, Medicare is a national social insurance program,
administered by the U.S. federal government since 1966, currently using
about 30 private insurance companies across the United States.

Medicare provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who
have worked and paid into the system. It also provides health insurance
to younger people with disabilities, end stage renal disease and
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.



Medicare (United States)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_(United_States)



Medicare at cms.gov
http://www.cms.gov/home/medicare.asp




Medicare.gov
http://www.medicare.gov/




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MEDICAID




Medicaid in the United States is a social health care program for
families and individuals with low income and limited resources.

The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as
a "government insurance program for persons of all ages whose
income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care."
(America's Health Insurance Plans (HIAA), pg. 232).

Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and
health-related services for people with low income in the
United States.

It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state
and federal governments and managed by the states, with each
state currently having broad leeway to determine who is eligible
for its implementation of the program. States are not required
to participate in the program, although all currently do.

Medicaid recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent
residents, and may include low-income adults, their children,
and people with certain disabilities. Poverty alone does not
necessarily qualify someone for Medicaid.



Medicaid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicaid



Medicaid.gov
http://www.medicare.gov/




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HEAD
START
PROGRAM




The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department
of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early
childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement
services to low-income children and their families.

The program's services and resources are designed to foster stable
family relationships, enhance children's physical and emotional
well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive
skills. The transition from preschool to elementary school imposes
diverse developmental challenges that include requiring the children
to engage successfully with their peers outside of the family network,
adjust to the space of a classroom, and meet the expectations the
school setting provides.



Head Start Program
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Start_Program



National Head Start Association
http://www.nhsa.org/





Head Start | Administration for Children and Families
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs




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ASSET
FOR
INDEPENDENCE




Assets for Independence (AFI) is a federal program that distributes
discretionary grants to help the impoverished achieve one of three
goals:

(1)homeownership;

(2)business ownership;

(3) post-secondary education.

AFI was created by the Assets for Independence Act.

In order to strengthen communities and individuals, AFI uses several
tools including financial education and grants supporting Individual
Development Accounts (IDAs), also known as matched savings accounts.



Assets for Independence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assets_for_Independence




Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Supplemental_Educational_Opportunity_Grant




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THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
FOR STATE COMMUNITY
SERVICE PROGRAM
(NASCSP)




NASCSP keeps its members, the federal government, and other interested
parties informed about issues related to CSBG and DOE/WAP through its
publications and training.



CSBG:

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), administered by the states,
provides core funding to local agencies to reduce poverty, revitalize
low-income communities and empower low-income families to become
self-sufficient.



Weatherization:

The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
reduces heating and cooling costs for low-income families, particularly
for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving
the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and
safety.



Our Mission:

Building capacity in states to respond to poverty issues. The National
Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) is the
premier national association charged with advocating and enhancing the
leadership role of states in preventing and reducing poverty. NASCSP's
vision encompasses the empowerment of low-income families to reach
self-sufficiency in its broadest context, through helping states attain
full utilization of their resources and implement an extensive array of
services to these families,



including;

weatherization

energy assistance

child care

nutrition

employment

state energy programs

job training

housing in urban communities

housing in suburban communities

housing in rural communities



The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP)
http://www.nascsp.org/



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THE COMMUNITY
SERVICES
BLOCK
GRANT
(CSBG)




The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), administered by the states,
provides core funding to local agencies to reduce poverty, revitalize
low-income communities and to empower low-income families to become
self-sufficient.

CSBG is a federal, anti-poverty block grant which funds the operations
of a state-administered network of local agencies. This CSBG network
consists of more than 1,000 agencies that create, coordinate and
deliver programs and services to low-income Americans in 99 percent
of the nation's counties.)



The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
http://www.nascsp.org/CSBG.aspx



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WEATHERIZATION
ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM
(WAP)




What is the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)?

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
reduces heating and cooling costs for low-income families, particularly
for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving
the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and
safety.


Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (WAPTAC)

The Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (WAPTAC)
was designed to provide weatherization practitioners and other energy
conservation professionals with information related to the Weatherization
Assistance Program, its on going operations and partnerships with
stakeholders.

Get the latest program regulations, updates, and guides for strengthening
program operations.

System for Identifying and Reviewing New Technologies and Techniques (SIRTT)

The WAP System for Identifying and Reviewing New Technologies and Techniques
was designed as a forum for sharing new and innovative practices in
weatherization. The SIRTT will distribute these advancements to strengthen
the efficiency and effectiveness of our work.



Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
http://www.nascsp.org/Weatherization.aspx



Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (WAPTAC)
http://www.waptac.org/




System for Identifying and Reviewing New Technologies and Techniques (SIRTT)
http://www.waptac.org/Technical-Tools/SIRTT.aspx




Carbon Project
http://www.nascsp.org/Carbon-Project.aspx




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WOMEN"S
HEALTH




As of 2011, there are over 158 million females in the United States,
representing more than half of the US population. The growing diversity
of the U.S. population is reflected in the racial and ethnic distribution
of women across age groups and underscores the importance of examining
and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the social determinants
of health, health status, and the use of health care services.



Women's Health
http://www.hrsa.gov/womenshealth/



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WOMEN"S
HEALTH
RELATED
TOPICS




Diabetes
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa13/health-status/health-indicators/p/diabetes.html

High blood pressure
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa13/health-status/health-indicators/p/high-blood-pressure.html

Overweight and obesity
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa13/health-status/health-indicators/p/overweight-obesity.html

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
http://mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa13/health-status/health-indicators/p/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease.html

HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa13/health-status/health-indicators/p/sexually-transmitted-infections-hiv-aids.html

Women veterans
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa13/population-characteristics/p/women-veterans.html

Maternal and Child Health
http://mchb.hrsa.gov/womenshealth/

Women’s Health USA 2013
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa13/index.html



womenshealth.gov
http://womenshealth.gov/




Women's Health
http://www.cdc.gov/women/




Office on Women's Health- OWH
http://healthfinder.gov/FindServices/Organizations/Organization.aspx?code=HR2492




Women's Preventive Services Guidelines
http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/




Families
http://www.hhs.gov/children/index.html




Girls health.gov
http://www.girlshealth.gov/




Wx Plus Health
http://www.wxplushealth.org/




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COMMUNITY
SERVICES
RELATED
TOPICS




National Partners
http://www.nascsp.org/http://Links/764/National-Partners.aspx?iHt=77

State and Local Government Resources
http://www.nascsp.org/Links/765/State-and-Local-Government-Resources.aspx?iHt=78

Government Agencies
http://www.nascsp.org/Links/766/Government-Agencies.aspx?iHt=79

Research and Policy Organizations
http://www.nascsp.org/Links/767/Research-and-Policy-Organizations.aspx?iHt=80

Data Resources
http://www.nascsp.org/Links/768/Data-Resources.aspx?iHt=81

Funding Opportunities
http://www.nascsp.org/Links/769/Funding-Opportunities.aspx?iHt=82

Additional Resources
http://www.nascsp.org/Links/770/Additional-Resources.aspx?iHt=83




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Public Health Emergency (PHE.gov)
http://www.phe.gov/




Poverty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty




Category:Poverty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Poverty




List of human resource management associations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_resource_management_associations




International Service for Human Rights ISHR
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Service_for_Human_Rights




International Service for Human Rights ISHR
http://www.ishr.ch/




www.psc.gov/
http://Program Support Center




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HUMAN-SERVICE
HUMAN
SERVICES
LINKS




10 Leadership Strategies for Women in Social Service Management
http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/marapr2008p38.shtml

Administration on Aging (AoA) National Organizations
http://www.aoa.gov/AoA_programs/Tools_Resources/national_organizations.aspx

American Public Human Services Association APHSA
http://www.aphsa.org/content/APHSA/en/home.html

Benefits.gov
http://www.benefits.gov/

The Center for Law and Social Policy
http://www.clasp.org/issues?type=child_care_and_early_education

Child Welfare Information Gateway
http://www.childwelfare.gov/organizations/

Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
http://www.cshse.org/

Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/health-and-human-services-department

Directory of Local Homeless Service Organizations
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/directories/directory_local.pdf



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Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/

Global Health.gov
http://www.globalhealth.gov/

Global Impact
http://charity.org/

The Head Start Experience
http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-9218/head.htm

HELP International
http://help-international.org/

HHS Organizational Directory
http://directory.psc.gov/

Human Rights First
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/

Human Services
http://www.guidestar.org/nonprofit-directory/human-services.aspx

Human Services
http://kresge.org/programs/human-services

Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP)
http://www.cce-global.org/credentials-offered/hsbcp

The Human Services Directory (HSD)
http://humanservicesdirectory.vic.gov.au/Home.aspx

Human Services Programs
http://www.urban.org/publications/412446.html

International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO)
http://www.icaso.org/

International Disability Organizations and Services
http://accessible-techcomm.org/international-disability-organizations-and-services/



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International Human Rights Advocacy Groups
http://www.guidetoaction.org/intlgrps.html

International Labour Organization
http://www.ilo.org/global/lang--en/index.htm

International and Non-Governmental Organizations
http://askew.fsu.edu/prospective/mpa/international.html

Internationally Known Human Rights Organizations
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/center/fellowshipguide/hrorgs.shtm

National Association of County Human Services Administrators NACHSA
http://www.nachsa.org/

National Bureau of Economic Research
http://www.nber.org/digest/mar05/w10452.html

The National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA)
http://www.ncsea.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/INTERNATIONALDIRECTORY1.pdf

The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC)
http://nhsdc.org/

National Human Trafficking Referral Directory
http://www.traffickingresourcecenter.org/training-resources/referral-directory

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/

National Organization for Human Services
http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/

United States Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/institutions/health_and_human_services_topic.html

What is human services?
http://wendiw.hubpages.com/hub/What-is-human-services

What is human services?
http://www.etsu.edu/coe/chs/humanservices/Whatishumanservices.aspx



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