• Workplace Volunteer Initiatives – Why They Matter in the Social Service Field

    The social and human services field might conjure images of social workers seeing clients all day in their

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  • How to Combat the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

    Dr. Robert Block, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has been widely quoted as saying, “Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.” That is a statement

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  • My Journey as a COA Volunteer

    A big thank you to Stan Capela of Heartshare Human Services of New York for this guest post! My name is Stan Capela and I have been a COA Peer Reviewer and Team Leader since 1996. By the end of April, I will have completed 112 Site Visits. At

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  • Keeping Our Trauma Therapists Healthy with Vicarious Resilience

    A big thank you to Leslie Chaplin for this guest post! Making the shift from therapist to administrator can be tough.  Being an effective leader is not the same as being a great therapist and many of us get promoted without any formal

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  • A Visual History of COA

    This year COA turns 40. To honor the occasion, here's a timeline of key milestones that have helped define COA and its role in the human services field.  Infographic by Emily

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