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Social Workers Die Beside Their Clients

Posted by GVT Admin on May 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Case workers who will not abandon their clients die along with them in the nation’s hospitals. Even though advised to go home by medical professionals, these dedicated social workers didn’t leave when the pandemic broke out.

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Topics: social workers, Covid-19

Corona Virus - Impact on Foster Care

Posted by GVT Admin on May 26, 2020 9:33:00 AM

“Shelter in place. Stay at home. Self-isolation. Quarantine. Important measures for slowing and overcoming the spread of COVID-19. But for survivors living with violence, abuse, and assault, these terms mean something else: trapped.” (NPQ, May 8, 2020, Drew Adams)

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Topics: Foster Care

OJJDP-funded AMBER Alert Tools Launched To Help Tribal Law Enforcement Respond to Missing Children

Posted by GVT Admin on May 22, 2020 9:56:05 AM

OJJDP’s AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program has launched a set of online investigative checklists to help tribal law enforcement respond to and investigate cases of missing, endangered, or abducted children.

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Topics: Child Welfare, human services, Amber Alert

The Capricious Corona Virus

Posted by GVT Admin on May 22, 2020 9:28:00 AM

The question of why the virus has overwhelmed some places and left others relatively untouched is a puzzle that has spawned numerous theories and speculations but no definitive answers. That knowledge, however, could have profound implications for how states, counties, and municipalities respond to the virus, for determining who is at risk and for knowing when it’s safe to go out again.

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Topics: Industry News, social detriments of health, sdoh

Lessons from Wuhan-The Social Worker's Role in Pandemic Response

Posted by GVT Admin on May 20, 2020 1:17:43 PM

Case workers in the US have been refining their role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by taking inspiration from the pivotal role their Chinese colleagues played in controlling the rate of infection in Wuhan.

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Topics: what social workers do, Covid-19

First Responders Saving Nonprofits

Posted by GVT Admin on May 18, 2020 9:23:00 AM

For more than 100 years American nonprofits have provided the social safety net that catches the most vulnerable before they slip beyond hope. However, although our American nonprofit infrastructure is vast and intricate, it is not invulnerable. 

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Topics: Industry News, Covid-19

Our Long-Term Care Workers - On the Front Lines

Posted by GVT Admin on May 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

At least 7,300 people living in long-term care have died in the COVID-19 outbreak, a survey of state records by ABC News found. The actual count is very likely far higher, advocates for seniors believe, in part because the available data only covers 19 states where governors' offices and state departments of health have kept track. Other states do not yet report this data and did not reply to requests for this information.

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Topics: Industry News, Covid-19

Save Yourself, So You Can Continue to Save Others

Posted by GVT Admin on May 12, 2020 9:12:59 AM

We are suddenly sailing in uncharted waters. A deadly viral pandemic has infected the entire world. So many people are in distress. They need so much help. Nonprofits, as they always do, are responding. But in these troubled times, the nonprofits themselves will need help.

Overwhelmed by your client’s need, it’s possible to neglect your own vulnerability.

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Topics: Industry News, Cares Act

Visions Server Platform Update April 2020

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 9, 2020 6:46:43 PM


Dear Client,

Global Vision Technologies (GVT) will be conducting an update to Visions Server - the platform behind the FAMCare and/or ClinicalPURSUIT systems on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - between the hours of 6pm and 3am EDT.

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Topics: Software Upgrade Notices

Kindness... Lurks Just Below the Surface

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 2, 2020 10:34:00 AM

Prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic our political climate was spewing constant conflict, divisive quarreling, insensitive bickering, and displaying an empathy deficit unparalleled in modern history. Whole nations were in conflict as we initiated a tariff war with China, Britain turned its back on the European Union, Russia continued to threaten the Ukraine and U.S. politicians began erecting a wall between us and Mexico, our closest neighbor.

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Topics: what social workers do, Tips from your peers, Industry News

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