June 23, 2023

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Registration is open for the 2023 Economic Mobility & Well-Being (EMWB) Conference, held August 27-30 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. The EMWB Conference brings together members from the APHSA affinity groups American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD), National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM), and the National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA). Register today and join us for informative sessions, engaging content, and a restorative experience!

The newest post on our blog, The Catalyst, dives into how the Richmond Department of Social Services (DSS) partnered with APHSA's Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Team to address workforce challenges. Titled “Meeting Modern Workforce Needs: A Discussion with OE,” this post is part of a series on Organizational Effectiveness and features Kim James and Alex Figueroa from APHSA. The two share their insights and strategies for workforce development, staff recruitment, and retention. Follow the link to find innovative approaches that tackle the workforce shortage crisis in the human services industry.

Visit our Learning Management System, THRIVE, and check out our E-Learning Course, "The Human Services Value Curve: An Introduction." The Human Services Value Curve (HSVC) lens provides us with a way of seeing human services delivery through the eyes of those who receive the services. The course discusses the benefits of using the HSVC lens, explaining it in greater detail and providing examples and real application to case scenarios. Access the course today!

Moving Human Services Upstream

HHS Releases Results of Internal Audit on Placement Processes for Unaccompanied Children

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the results of an internal audit of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The audit focused on ORR's sponsor vetting and placement processes for unaccompanied children.

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Children's Bureau Releases New Resource Collection: Leading With Pride to Support LGBTQIA2S+ Youth and Families

Youth who are LGBTQIA2S+ make up an estimated 30 percent of those in foster care and face unique challenges and inequalities. These resources from the Children's Bureau (CB) are aimed to strengthen practitioners’ knowledge and improve work with children and youth who are LGBTQIA2S+. 

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June Issue of Children's Bureau Express Released

This issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX) highlights reunification and the importance of supporting families as they work toward their reunification goals. It also includes a special message from Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg celebrating each successful family reunification story.

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Advancing Social and Economic Mobility

New Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Homelessness

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) at the Administration for Children & Families (ACF) has released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Runaway and Homeless Youth-Prevention Demonstration Program (RHY-PDP). RHY-PDP supports the design and delivery of community-based demonstration initiatives to prevent youth and young adults from experiencing homelessness. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2023.

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Strengthening the Human Services Sector

Press Release: Coleridge Initiative Launched Innovative ADRF Management Portal

The Coleridge Initiative, Inc. launched the new Administrative Data Research Facility (ADRF) Management Portal on June 21. The portal has been developed to efficiently manage operational workflows between agencies, datasets, agreements, and research projects. It utilizes ADRF, a secure and FedRAMP-authorized computational research platform that promotes access to, and the discovery of, sensitive confidential microdata.

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New Brief on Successful Data Sharing Models to Modernize Outreach and Enrollment in SNAP and Connected Benefits

APHSA has published a new brief on successful data sharing models drawing on examples and lessons learned from cohort 1 of the Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports project.

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APHSA Events

Promoting Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Perceptions of Public Child Welfare Administrators

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and its affinity group, the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA), will be hosting Crystal Collins-Camargo, MSW, Ph.D., and Andrew Winters, MSW, Ph.D. from University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work to highlight research they conducted on perceptions of public child welfare administrators and how those perceptions could impact racial equity within the child welfare system.

June 26, 1:30 to 3:00 PM EST

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APHSA Career Center - Post Your Open Positions Today

APHSA serves as a clearinghouse for job opportunities throughout the Human Services sector. Employers reach a wide audience of candidates searching for careers and job seekers will find a number of opportunities throughout the country.

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