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Oklahoma City is Building a Private School for Homeless Children

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 8, 2019 12:27:19 PM

Positive Tomorrows, an Oklahoma City non-profit, is opening a private school for homeless children that was designed by the kids themselves. That’s right. A private school for homeless (not privileged) children.

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Topics: Child Welfare, education, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, social workers, homeless students

Visions Server Update Announcement March 2019

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 7, 2019 8:16:09 AM


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, March 12, 2019 - between the hours of 6pm and 3am EDT.

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Topics: Software Upgrade Notices

Experts Share Methods for Case Manager Stress Relief

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 6, 2019 11:02:07 AM

We know that being a case manager comes with a lot of different stressors. It's just part of the job. But we want to help ease some of that stress. This is another post in our ongoing series of blogs on case manager stress relief.

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Topics: case management workflow, case worker stress relief, caseworkers, prevent burnout, case load, case manager stress relief

FAMCare Q&A: Configuration and Customization

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 1, 2019 10:32:13 AM

We speak to clients everyday.  We often get questions asked around the difference between "configuration" and "customization".  I wanted to help set the FAMCare record straight and share how the FAMCare platform answers this question.

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Topics: Insider, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare, Visions Server Master Certification Training, case management software

Are Libraries Dying?

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 26, 2019 10:17:10 AM

Remember taking film to the drugstore to get it developed? Or hustling over to Blockbuster on a Friday night to rent films for the weekend? How about “looking up” facts for your homework papers in the Encyclopedia Britannica? Or spending rainy Saturdays in the library writing your thesis?

Ahhh…the good old days. Whatever happened to books printed on paper and bound between covers with printer’s glue? The world has gone digital and library collections are gradually becoming obsolete. How long has it been since you visited a library?

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Topics: Nonprofit General, social, education, nonprofit, social workers, libraries, American library

Volunteers:  How to Keep Them Coming Back

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 20, 2019 12:05:04 PM

State of the Union

Four out of five charities use volunteers in their activities, either in service to others or in helping to run the organization.

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Topics: nonprofit, volunteers, nonprofit volunteer retention, keeping volunteers

How Human Services Software Help Faith-Based Ministries

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 12, 2019 4:09:59 PM

Helping people through the physical and mental issues they’re dealing with is often just a part of the healing process. For many, spirituality is a core value of their life, and therefore an integral part of the therapeutic process.

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Topics: case management software, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, human services, social services, social workers, human services software, faith-based ministries, spiritual

Social Workers As Civic Leaders

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 7, 2019 2:21:27 PM

It is a serious misperception to view social workers as low paid civil servants who push paper on behalf of the less fortunate and perhaps undeserving. Social workers occupy a unique position in our social fabric.

From the very outset, the history of social work is populated with empathetic leaders who, upon discovering profound human suffering, not only offered a helping hand but immediately set out to change the social conditions contributing to the suffering. Social work's earliest pioneers - Florence Kelley, Alice Hamilton, Julia Lathrop, Sophonisba Breckinridge, and Grace and Edith Abbott, among others—laid the foundation of the profession's social leadership role and, to this day, this inclination to activism sets social workers apart from other civil servants.

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Topics: mental health, education, leadership, social workers, public health, human kindness, civic leaders, Dorothea Dix, Council on Social Work Education

Spending Too Much Time on Paperwork? Find a Human Services Software Solution

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 1, 2019 11:51:11 AM

When it comes to your clients and your fellow caseworkers, nothing is more important than meeting face-to-face. The more time spent directly with your client, the more likely you are to achieve the individual case goals and fulfill the mission focus. On paper it seems simple and obvious, yet paper is exactly what continues getting in the way. That’s where having the right human services software comes in.

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Topics: case management workflow, case management software, caseworkers, human services, social workers, human services software

Adopted! It's a Beginning, Not an End.

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 30, 2019 4:03:47 PM

"Getting adopted is like finally being able to sit down after standing up for a painfully long time." — Sam, age 9, in foster care - Social Work Today

This touching testimony from a little boy finally emerging from the foster care system opened our eyes to the ongoing trauma children in state custody experience. 

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Topics: Adoption, caseworkers, human services, social workers

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