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A Letter To My Grandmother

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 25, 2020 11:19:04 AM

The letter below from a young nurse to her grandmother touches on the painful separation from one another we all feel that has caused our country’s uneven response to, and resulting suffering from, this terrible pandemic.

Ellen is a 31-year-old nurse working in a Seattle intensive care unit for the past six months watching Covid patients die alone. She sat down after her shift one night and wrote this letter to her grandmother, who she hadn’t visited in more than a year.

I think this thoughtful young woman captures the suffering that social separation can cause. With her permission, I publish her touching letter below...

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Topics: Covid-19, Frontlines, Pandemic, Elderly

Happy Thanksgiving from our GVT Family to yours...

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM
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Topics: Happy Thanksgiving

FAMCare Fundamentals...Adding Clients To Your FAMCare System

Posted by Kim Hickman on Nov 18, 2020 10:01:58 AM

It's time to brush up on those FAMCare Fundamentals!  For the FAMCare faithful this is a refresher in the ease of adding new clients into your system.  New to FAMCare?  Watching the FAMCare Fundamentals video is a great way to start fully utilizing your case managment system. Enjoy!

 

 

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Topics: FAMCare Videos

Free Master Certification R&D Session

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 18, 2020 9:58:32 AM

We're running our last Master Certification training of the year on November 30, 2020. Given the significant effect of COVID-19 this year, we are extending a generous bonus offer to our current clients! 

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Topics: FAMCare, Master Certification

Social Workers Supporting Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 18, 2020 12:30:00 AM

The VA has tested 913,624 veterans and reported 83,527 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began back in March. 4, 223 veterans have died from COVID. Sadly, 66 VA employees have died trying to save their lives.

High Risk Group

Nearly 50% of veterans are 65 or older, which puts them at greater risk of severe illness or death due to COVID-19. Additionally, many veterans are at a higher risk of respiratory illness due to the environments and toxins they were exposed to while on active duty, which also places them in a higher risk group for coronavirus.

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Topics: Veterans Issues, social workers, Suicide prevention, Thanksgiving, Covid-19

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice To Hold Virtual Meeting

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 17, 2020 8:56:21 PM

On November 18, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) will hold a virtual meeting. Composed of members of state advisory groups on juvenile justice, the FACJJ advises the President, Congress, and OJJDP Administrator on matters related to juvenile justice, and evaluates the progress and accomplishments of juvenile justice activities and projects.

Register to attend.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

COVID SPIKES FOR THE THIRD TIME...What Social Workers Can Do

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 12, 2020 12:30:00 AM

With the third virulent spike of the COVID-19 pandemic descending on the world, social workers are taking a pro-active, creative look at how they can be of service to the most vulnerable. They sit in a unique position during a public health crisis, one that’s often overlooked. From offering emotional and mental health support to educating the larger community, their role entails navigating what is often a complex and evolving situation.

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Topics: social workers, Covid-19, Pandemic

A Special Thanks for Veterans Day

Posted by Kim Hickman on Nov 11, 2020 1:22:20 PM

The Global Vision Technologies (GVT) team would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our veterans, service members and their families.  To those who risked it all to serve us, We Honor and Thank You! 

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Topics: Veterans Day

Nonprofits Going the Extra Mile To Help Defeat Covid-19

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 4, 2020 12:30:00 AM

Sometimes this blog can do nothing more than report the devotion to service demonstrated by social service agencies and nonprofits across the country. Four nonprofits reached far outside their comfort zone to help mitigate the devastating effects of COVID-19. Here are their stories.        

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Topics: Nonprofit General, grants, nonprofit, kindness, Covid-19, Pandemic, Feeding America, Save The Children, Doctors Without Borders, USA, The Rockefeller Foundation

Department of Justice Awards $144 Million To Improve Services for Crime Victims

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 28, 2020 12:45:00 AM

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced awards of more than $144 million to enhance services for victims of crime nationwide. OJJDP awarded more than $54 million to support the effective investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases and improve positive outcomes for child abuse and neglect victims. This includes OJJDP's support of children's advocacy centers (CACs) to address child abuse and neglect and training and technical assistance for CACs, multidisciplinary teams, and child abuse professionals.

OJJDP also awarded funds to support Court Appointed Special Advocate programs nationwide and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to improve juvenile justice and dependency systems’ response to child abuse and neglect, as well as child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. In addition, OJP awarded nearly $101 million to combat human trafficking.

View the OJP fact sheets for additional information about the awards to improve services for victims and the awards to combat human trafficking.

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Topics: grants, OJJDP, Child Abuse, Victim Services, human trafficking

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