UC Davis Extension Center for Human Services

About the Center for Human Services

For more than 30 years, the Center has grown to serve human services organizations and professionals throughout California and across the nation. We deliver expertise in such practice areas as child welfare, tribal social services, probation, developmental disabilities and other mental health issues, early childhood education, adult protective services, public assistance eligibility, corrections and more. Learn more


2015 National Tribal TANF Institute
Mark your calendar! The 2015 National Tribal TANF Institute will be held July 20-23, 2015, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are putting together another great event full of best practices information, tools, skill building and networking opportunities for Tribal TANF professionals at all levels.

Continuous Quality Improvement in Child Welfare Services
Our newest Communities of Practice website includes resources, videos and accompanying workbooks related to implementing CQI in CWS. To learn more about the CQI series, watch our brief introductory video.

Reaching Out Winter 2015
Our new issue of Reaching Out provides a comprehensive review of Safety Organized Practice, including strategies, skills, implementation efforts and perspectives from counties and child welfare professionals who have championed SOP.

Implementing Coaching in Child Welfare Practice
Watch the latest video from the Academy about the benefits of using coaching as an effective, hands-on learning model in child welfare practice.


For More Information

Contact us to start a conversation about how the Center for Human Services can help your organization better serve adults, children and families in need.

News and Publications
Visit this section regularly for the latest information about current issues, research and happenings related to human services.