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When the Basics are Best – Sector Leadership Spot

June 1, 2020

By Peg Hacskaylo, National Alliance for Safe Housing Domestic violence (DV) programs have had to respond a confluence of demands in the midst of the global pandemic, all while also working to ensure the safety and health of their staff and housing, with some programs limiting their staff to skeletal crews, conducting regular and deep […]

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The National Human Services Assembly’s Response to the Killing of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

The killing of George Floyd on May 25 by a Minneapolis police officer marks another death in the long and tragic history of police violence towards Black people. The National Assembly stands in solidarity with the family and friends of George Floyd, and calls upon the human service sector to take a leading role in […]

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HEROES Act Impact on Human Service Organizations’ Employees

June 1, 2020

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a sweeping $3 trillion coronavirus relief package. However, unlike prior stimulus legislation passed this year, the bill was passed almost entirely with just Democratic votes, and Republican Senate leadership has made clear that they are not planning […]

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Tips to Avoid Cuing Individualism

May 28, 2020

We know that we need sustained public and private action to address the COVID-19 crisis and rebuild in its aftermath. Unfortunately, individualism is a common communications trap that implicitly gives government and other institutions permission not to respond to the economic effects of the Coronavirus. When the public defaults to individualism, they associate a person’s […]

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No Reopening Without Child Care

May 18, 2020

By Zachary Tashman Access to child care programs is an essential cornerstone in building lasting societal health and well-being. Not only do child care facilities provide employment to more than 2 million professionals, quality early childhood education plays a critical role in lifelong cognitive development for children and increasing labor force participation for parents. By […]

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