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American Probation and Parole Association
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is an international association composed of individuals from the United States and Canada actively involved with probation, parole, and community-based corrections. APPA serves, challenges, and empowers members and constituents by educating, communicating, and training; advocating and influencing; acting as a resource and conduit for information, ideas, and support; developing standards and models; and collaborating with other disciplines.
American Public Human Services Association
APHSA pursues excellence in health and human services by supporting state and local agencies, informing policymakers, and working with our partners to drive innovative, integrated, and efficient solutions in policy and practice.
National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
National Organization for Human Services
Strengthen the community of human services by:
Expanding professional development opportunities.
Promoting professional and organizational identity through certification.
Enhancing internal and external communications.
Advocating and implementing a social policy and agenda.
Nurturing the financial sustainability and growth of the organization.
Society for Human Resource Management
For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management.
Currently, 566 sovereign tribal nations (variously called tribes, nations, bands, pueblos, communities, and Native villages) have a formal nation-to-nation relationship with the US government. These tribal governments are legally defined as “federally recognized tribes.” Two-hundred-and-twenty-nine of these tribal nations are located in Alaska; the remaining tribes are located in 34 other states. In total, tribal governments exercise jurisdiction over lands that would make Indian Country the fourth largest state in the nation.
Health Departments and Services by State
State departments of health promote public health through policy initiatives, research and service programs. Often, a state's public health administration is combined with the provision of social services. "Health" generally encompasses behavioral and environmental health as well as physical well-being, illness and communicable diseases.
Career Services at Columbia College
Career Services helps students identify appropriate career paths and well-matched opportunities.
Human Service Workers
PDF that gives an overview of human services employment: what they do, organizations, populations served, and employment information.
Human Services Careers Streaming Video
This program explores a variety of occupations in early childhood care, counseling and mental health, family and community, personal care, and consumer services. Viewers will learn the requirements to enter the field, along with job duties, important skill sets, and common challenges that might be encountered on the job.
A Guidebook to Human Service Professions by
Call Number: eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
The thoughtful, knowledgeable, practical and cutting-edge approaches in this book provide an invaluable point of embarkation on anyone's journey to a personally and professionally rewarding career as a human service professional.