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American Public Human Services Association

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), a nonprofit, bipartisan organization, represents fifty state human services administrators, hundreds of local administrators, and thousands of human services professionals. Their mission is "to develop, promote, and implement public human services policies that improve the health and well-being of families, children, and adults." Their site offers not only valuable human services related information, like relevant links and policy resolutions, but also papers that discuss state perspectives, establish the background of specific policy issues, and present APHSA's policy stances. Particularly interesting, the report Crossroads: New Directions in Social Policy provides APHSA's policy recommendations to the President and Congress. Other downloadable papers include Report from the Child Welfare Workforce Survey: State and County Data and Findings and The Child Welfare Workforce Challenge: Results from a Preliminary Study. Even though nearly all information deals mostly with APHSA and their viewpoints, researchers and users interested in human services policy will find the site worthwhile.
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