Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 1986


Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


This article provides an overview introduction to the WV Human Services Trend Study, a statewide joint venture of the WVU School of Social Work, WV Human Resources Association, and WV Department of Human Services. Rather than a conventional needs assessment questionnaire, the Trend Study opted for a series of 15 county-level community forums to gather information on the future of human services in the state. From this eight subject areas of greatest interest were identified and experts were invited to develop working papers on each of these topics.

Source Citation

A version of this article was published in the Spring, 1986 issue of Inquiry, a twice-a-year publication of the Office of Sponsored Programs, West Virginia University. pp. 28-30.



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