Welcome to the Human Services Program!

The Human Services program prepares students for careers in social change by providing students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary for practice and research.

The Human Services program strives to provide a holistic educational experience for all of our students. Consistent with CSSH’s Experiential Liberal Arts (ELA) emphasis, our students combine Northeastern’s signature focus on experiential learning, grounded in co-operative education, with the rigorous study of society, culture, politics, and ethics in a way that is mutually reinforcing.

Program News

She Created A Cookbook to Help People Heal

News at Northeastern article by David Harbeck   You might not expect a cookbook to help people cope with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders, but that’s exactly what Northeastern graduate Dayna Altman has created. Altman’s book, “Bake It Till You Make It,” features recipes and stories from more than 40 people who have…
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Privilege in My Pain: Understanding Inequities in Pain Management in the US

By Hannah Lee Flath | Thursday, May 30, 2019 Hannah is a Human Services Alum who works at IHI and shared her first hand experience navigating the health care system in the U.S. Repost from IHI read the full article here. Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million people in the United States, myself included. I’ve suffered…
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Program Events


Sustaining Yourself in the Age of #MeToo: A Self-Care Workshop

It’s hard to pick up the paper or sign on to social media without facing a barrage of news stories related to sexual violence. While it’s great that #MeToo has pushed the national dialogue about sexual violence to the forefront, it can also be overwhelming. In the midst of all this, you—survivors, significant others, and…
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Spotlight Series on Race: Millennials Respond

A millennial response to the Globe Spotlight Series on Race is being held on April 12, 2018 FROM 6:30-8 at the Emerson Paramount Center with a small reception to follow. The Boston Globe series highlighted the black brain drain happening in Boston and we will engage with the young people who have chosen to stay…
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