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Collaboration - Innovation


The Evolution of Social Services The history of public welfare in the United States has been one of continuing change and growth. Prior to the 1900’s local governments collaborated with private charitable organizations to share responsibility for public assistance.

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Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Nancy A. Humphreys (1938-2019)

University of Connecticut

The Governor of Michigan appointed her as a member of the Blue-Ribbon Committee on Welfare Reform, as well as having served as a gubernatorial appointee and elected Chair of the Michigan Department of Social Services Advisory Council. She was a member of the board of the Journal of Women and Aging.


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Ideological Bias in Social Sciences and Implications for Clinical Practice

Society of Clinical Psychology

Nonetheless, we bear responsibility towards the public welfare. Clinical psychologists, despite considerable self-reflective capacities and practices, are not immune to the influence of confirmation bias, motivated reasoning, or the pitfalls of groupthink, among other cognitive biases.

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“Maybe we're just too damn intrusive": Tracing the take-the-child-and-run mentality that has endangered Massachusetts children for more than a century

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Whenever anyone in state government was asked about the problems in the state’s “child welfare” system they’d give the same stock answer: As soon as the new Department of Social Services was up and running, and took over jobs then done by the Department of Public Welfare, everything would be fine!