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Online courses offered to HS practitioners from The University of Wisconsin Madison

Training network for children service providers

Kansans Mobilizing for Direct Support Workforce Change

College of Direct Support

Community Support Skill Standards

The Employee Services Management Development and Desktop Skills E-Learning Center

Training and Development Community Center




online networking

National Organization for Human Service Education

Computer Use in Social Services Network

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Directory of Health and Human Services Data Resources

Social Work and Social Services Web Sites





Best practices statement regarding health care workers

Information about cost effectiveness of online training

archived pages from National Center for Research in Vocational Education
University of California, Berkeley


Gaylord, V., Hewitt, A., & Larson, S. (1998). Impact: Feature Issue on Direct Support Workforce Development, 10(4) [online]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration. Available from

A Call to Exemplary Service by Marianne Taylor

The Human Services Worker A Generic Job Description A joint publication of NOHSE & CSHSE





National Skills Standards for Specific Industries

National Skills Standards Board Institute

No skills standards published for Social and Health & Human Service Workers

The Community Support Skills Standards Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is an initiative designed to identify the skills, behaviors and knowledge that entry and mid-level human services workers throughout the country use in their jobs everyday.

Standards to Support Standards-Based Assessment

Ethical Standards Of Human Service Professionals

interactive occupational information

Human Services Research Institute

"World-Class Standards" and Local Pedagogies: Can We Do Both? ERIC Digest.

Betsey A. Benson, Ph.D.Psychosocial Interventions Update: Problem Solving Skills Training "The Habilitative Mental Healthcare Newsletter" January/February 1995, Vol. 14, No. 1

Skills standards

Minnesota's Resource Guide for Voluntary Skill Standards

Workforce Resources

Academic and Occupational Standards

Skill Standards Framework

Enhancing Services Coordinator Skills and Knowledge: Real Choice Core Competencies

Developing, Integrating and Assessing Skill Standards

Performance Assessment and Curriculum Development

Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Managers and Specialists





A list of links on quality community health sites

Robert Sovner, M.D., Joan Beasley, M.Ed., L.M.H.C., And Anne Desnoyers Hurley, Ph.D. How Long Should A Psychiatric Inpatient Stay Be For A Person With Developmental Disabilities? "The Habilitative Mental Healthcare Newsletter" January/February 1995, Vol. 14, No. 1

Occupational Skill Standards and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act

National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce

The Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) is a highly-competitive, merit-based grant program that brings the benefits of digital network technologies to communities throughout the United States. TOP awards matching grants to public and non-profit organizations to demonstrate practical applications of telecommunications and information technologies.