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Welcome to the second issue of the premier international journal in Human
Services! We have put together a dynamic array of articles. Everyone will
find something of interest in this issue. We start with the invited article
by Dr. Ann Frisch who shakes up the model of human services by suggesting
that rather than resolving conflict in advocacy we might serve better
by enhancing and focusing conflict. She is well-known for her expertise
in the use of open records law. Articles on family as first culture, organizational
development and student time issues are sure to stimulate discussion.
We add two new features: In the Field and Web Resource Spotlight. In the
Field is designed to feature an innovative program in the nonprofit sector.
The Web Resource Spotlight editor, Dr. Susan Cramer, will help keep you
current in technology especially useful in human services.
We have expanded our editorial board and are now represented in Uganda,
Kenya, and Greece as well as the United States. We continue to need active
and responsible editorial board members who encourage authorship especially
in their geographic area or professional specialization.
In the first issue I spoke of the energy and immediacy of the electronic
journal – and the exciting response to the first issue left us now
doubt that this was a journal whose time had come!
Family and Community Advocacy: Human Services & Professional
Cooperation, collaboration and consensus-building are the means
by which many human services conflicts are handled. In her Advocacy class,
Dr. Ann Frisch, describes another way: embracing the conflict. The following
is the course packet for the Advocacy course which covers, among other
issues, freedom of information laws.
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Using Family Culture to Illustrate the Basics of Intercultural
Interaction: An exercise to teach the problems and potential of cross-cultural
Joe W. Hatcher, Jr.
Marguerite W. Parks
It is often difficult to teach intercultural concepts to students
who have, or who think they have, few experiences to draw on. When Jane
Elliott attempted to teach her White Iowa students about racial discrimination
she chose an attribute they already possessed, eye color. This small element
that is a part of every human became the basis of a powerful lesson in
discrimination. Many of our students at a small Midwestern liberal arts
college have had little direct experience with what they consider "other"
cultures. Because of their lack of experience they often find it difficult
to appreciate the importance of culture in their own lives and the lives
of others. The exercise presented here uses a concept all students are
to some degree familiar with, the family, to illustrate the problems and
potential of intercultural interactions. This exercise has a number of
possible applications, and has been well received by participants in a
variety of contexts.
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Theories of Organizational and Social Systems: Utilizing Systems
Theory in Evaluating a Case Management Governmental Organization
Michael R. Rose
This paper integrates seminal authors of systems theory and current
research knowledge to evaluate a social service organization. Using systems
theory, this paper presents a micro and macro analysis of a social service
case management system to suggest a holistic approach that adds behavioral
health services to home care for the homebound elderly. Changing from
an industrial to an information age requires a cultural change of trust,
for supervisors to learn and use counseling skills, and to manage for
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Pilot Study of Time Commitments of Students at Two Commuter-based
Universities (CSUS & ODU): Undergraduate students in Social Work &
Dale R. Russell
This study examines undergraduate student time commitments at two commuter
universities and the implications of these demands on student satisfaction
with their experience in higher education.
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In the Field -- CHAPS Academy
CHAPS Academy is a non-profit organization providing equine assisted mental
health services to individuals, families and groups who are experiencing
difficulties at home, school, work or in the community as a result of
behavioral, or emotional problems. CHAPS was founded to primarily serve
children and their families who are dealing with issues such as attention
deficit, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety, BI-polar
disorder, autism, aspergers and attachment disorders; as well as the parenting
and relationship difficulties that result from these issues.
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Web Resource Spotlight
Welcome to Web Resource Spotlight. Do you ever get overwhelmed with what
is available on the internet? Do you wonder where to look for certain
materials? Have you found fantastic resources and want to share your finds
with the world? This column is a vehicle to do just that, share resources
we have found useful. I will start off the sharing with three sites I
use in my Program Planning and Evaluation class. Let me know what you
think of these sites and what your favorite sites are. I’m always
looking for fantastic resources and bet you are too. Email me your top
picks at email@example.com.
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Call for Presentations --
Midwest/North Central region of Human Service Educators Conference
to be held April 7-9, 2005 in Evansville, Indiana at the Marriott Hotel.
Presentation proposals due March 1, 2005. Call
for proposals. Contact Deborah_L_Anderson@SPFLDCOL.EDU
for more information.
Geography Workshop, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda The
objective of this workshop is thus to enable participants to improve upon
the teaching and learning of Geography by adopting an Integrated Approach.
It will also provide a forum for Geography teachers and teacher trainers
to interact and share geographical knowledge and experiences. Abstracts
due Febrary 28, 2005, Submission of papers April 30, 2005. Call
for proposals. Contact Dr. Merab
Kagoda for more information.
Southern Organization for Human Service Education 30th
Annual Conference entitled "Creating a Safe Harbor: Crises
and Opportunities in the World of Human Services," March 30 - April
2, 2005. Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center, Virginia's
historic Olde Towne district. For further information contact Jill
Jurgens, Ed. D. or visit the conference web site at http://www.odu.edu/educ/sohse2005/
Midwest/North Central region of Human Service Educators Conference,
April 7-9, 2005 in Evansville, Indiana at the Marriott Hotel. Contact
Mary Hess, or Jim
Tift (regional president) for more information.
Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Human Services (MACHS) Conference,
April 15-17, 2005, at the Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs, NY.
The theme is "Creativity in Changing Times." For more information,
contact Karen Nash or visit the
web site at http://husclub.hvcc.edu/
The 2005 National Organization for Human Services Conference
will be October 26-29, 2005 at the Hilton in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
The Hilton East Brunswick is located in Central New Jersey, exit 9 off
of the New Jersey Turnpike I-95 just minutes from Rutgers and Princeton
University, Six Flag Great Adventure Theme park, Jersey Shore, Outlet
shopping, Raceway Park in Englishtown, Meadowlands Race Track, Giant Staduim,
PNC Art Center, two miles from downtown New Brunswick business center
and State Theather of New Brunswick. Located only 20 minutes from Newark
International Airport, 35 minutes from Manhattan, 30 minutes from Trenton
and only 40 minutes from Philadelphia. Check nohse.com
Books and Journals:
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