Human Services Today
Dedicated to the Improvement of the Human Condition
The premier, international, peer reviewed, on-line journal disseminating information about current theory and practice in the human service field.
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As usual we have our departments including a nice piece on field experience at the management practice level and also one that provides some help for those of us who teach using blended or hybrid methods. You will also notice a greatly expanded Editorial Board. Thank you to everyone who stepped forward to help us!
Our first Special Edition was so well-received we will be publishing another. Dr. Marna Burns from the Human Services Program at Mercer University will be sending out a call for manuscripts related to virtual service provision and technology in Human Service practice. Dr. Burns terms this edition Human Services Tomorrow and it will focus on how technology and virtual reality will impact education, internships, and service delivery to clients. This edition, scheduled for Spring/Summer 2011 will explore ways in which the internet, social networking, and virtual worlds like Second Life can impact the field. The call for manuscripts will be out soon.
In this issue, Dr. Susan Kincaid from the Human Services
and Rehabilitation at Western Washington University and Dr.
Ray Wolpow from the Department of Secondary Education at Western
Washington University present a “compassionate community model” to
help children in school setting who have experienced trauma. The model
focuses on healing environments and the role of the human service worker. Kindness,
Kith, Kin, Compassion, and Community: A Response Model Connecting Human
Services and Education to Address Trauma emerged from the
authors’ work related to trauma, resiliency, education, human
services, and social justice.
Dr. Toni House from the Human Services Leadership
program at the University of Wisconsin focuses on the learning of the
Oneida language and the benefits of indigenous language learning in
the development of identity, improved family ties and healing and success
in higher education. The research leading to Implications of
Oneida Language Learning used both face-to-face interviews
Drs. Laurie Craigen, Rebekah Cole and Tammi Milliken from
the Department of Human Services and Counseling, respectively, at Old
Dominion University write compellingly about the high percentage of
self-injury clients. In Self-Injury and the Role of the Human
Service Professional they
cite reports that as many as 40-50% of adolescents in inpatient setting
engage in self-injury they also acknowledge that many individuals who
self injury never receive services. They provide additional information
about demographics, relevance to human service professionals and two
In the Field
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