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Addressing Human Service Workforce Challenges at NHSA’s 2022 Annual Meeting… and Beyond

June 30, 2022

The National Human Services Assembly celebrated its 99th year by welcoming a new slate of executive officers, taking a look back at the previous year, and bringing together experts from around the country to discuss the sector’s current workforce crisis. A recording is available on our YouTube account. Among the elements covered were the adverse […]

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New Equity Resources

June 16, 2022

Avoiding the Glass Cliff BoardSource and Building Movement Project developed a new resource, “Avoiding the Glass Cliff: Advice to Boards on Preparing for and Supporting a New Leader of Color.” The report offers insight and advice for boards about how to help avoid these pitfalls, both leading up to a transition and after a new […]

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Chronicle Quotes Valentine in “The Nonprofit Hiring Crisis”

June 7, 2022

Victor Valentine, NHSA Executive Director, was quoted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy article titled, “The Nonprofit Hiring Crisis.” The article examines the nonprofit workforce issue across the country and hones in on some key issues for the human service sector. Excerpt: “Health and human-service groups have always had a hard time recruiting people for low-paying […]

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Black Youth Excel with Research-Informed Policies and Practices

May 19, 2022

Racial disparities in many indicators of child well-being illustrate the need to improve Black children’s and adolescents’ experiences and outcomes across multiple domains, including education, health, child welfare, and criminal justice. To promote a deeper and more varied understanding of youth, Child Trends recently published the report “Black Children and Adolescents Can Achieve Greater Heights […]

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The Scope of Youth Confinement

April 22, 2022

A report from The Sentencing Project, “Too Many Locked Doors,” provides stark and alarming data about the number of youth incarcerated each year, including a disproportionate number of youth of color. Additionally, the report highlights issues with official data reported, that often exclude youth being detained in facilities while awaiting trial prior to any decision […]

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