News and Publications

Visit this section regularly for the latest information about current issues, research and happenings in the field of human services. All content is generated by Center for Human Services or UC Davis Extension staff, instructors or colleagues.

Featured Articles and Publications

Read about the Center’s educational, research and service contributions to the field of human services.


The Center currently publishes four different newsletters—each with a specific focus on an area of human services practice.

California Wraparound Connections

This publication serves to unify Wraparound practice in California by sharing information about local, state and national Wraparound issues and news from the California regional hub meetings.

Reaching Out

This publication examines current issues in child welfare practice, particularly in rural communities. It includes topic overviews, research on best practices and promising practices, profiles on local counties, articles on issues for administrators, tips for social workers and more.

The Scan

This publication provides human services directors and executives with summaries of (and links to) relevant articles and helpful tips on managing organizations in lean times. The selected articles reflect some of the newest thinking in leadership and organizational development.

Tribal TANF Connections

This publication examines issues facing Tribal TANF programs around the nation in their efforts to meet the needs of clients in innovative ways. It shares the inspiring success stories of TANF clients as well Tribal TANF programs.