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2015 in Review: FAMCare's Top Downloadable Resources

Posted by Julia Kurtz on Dec 31, 2015 1:45:51 PM

As 2015 comes to an end, we've taken the time to reflect on the ups, downs and things we've learned along the way. We can only hope that we've helped you have a successful 2015 - and we look forward to serving you in 2016.

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Topics: Special Reports, FAMCare Tips and Tools

30 Minutes With Grandpa

Posted by Jeff Grover on Dec 30, 2015 3:56:23 PM

A grandfather and his grandson are having breakfast when the grandfather asks his grandson to hand him the newspaper.  The grandson looks up from his IPad and says “Grandpa, this is the 21st century.  We have electronic gadgets that are 100 times better than a crummy newspaper.  For instance, with my IPad here I can look at 10 different news sources in that many minutes and get 100 times more information than a paper. Here,” he says, handing his IPad to his grandfather, “I already pulled up Fox news for you.”  Let me tell you, that fly never knew what hit it.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, FAMCare Tips and Tools

2015 IN REVIEW:  FAMCare's Top Blogs

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 29, 2015 11:40:28 AM

We recognize how tough it is to run a successful agency.  We have such admiration for you and the work you do to help our society's most vulnerable children and families.  It is why we've dedicated a good part of our lives to serving you, your social workers and your agency.  However, we not only strive to bring you world-class software solutions, but useful information that can help in other areas, as well. 

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, FAMCare Tips and Tools

A Holiday Greeting

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 23, 2015 11:42:17 AM

We would like to take this opportunity during the Holiday season to express our sincere gratitude for you as our cherished clients, partners and friends.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies

Social Workers to the Rescue

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 15, 2015 4:26:46 PM

The mysterious disorder once known simply as Autism has recently been diagnosed as a spectrum of mental disorders that run from high to low functioning called, ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Realizing that ASD is both incurable and highly varied in intensity, psychiatry has begun to focus on the positive as well as the negative mental functions that patients with ASD display. They realize that Autism is not mental illness in the strictest sense so much as the heightened focus of certain parts of the brain.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

Choosing a System for Collaborative Care Management

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 11, 2015 4:22:13 PM

For many case workers and service providers – managing technology can be challenging. Good technology can improve data collection, process workflow and reporting. However, finding and implementing the right system is often difficult. At the end of the day, how do you know what features to look for in a great case management application? Are those features “out of the box” or something you’ll need to incorporate based on your requirements?

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Topics: Foster Care, Videos, Adoption, Case Studies, FAMCare Tips and Tools

Just Below the Surface – Nonprofit Public Relations

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 8, 2015 3:28:19 PM

After reading the recipe I looked up at this public relations legend and said, “Of course - seems obvious when you put it like that”.  Core Values and walking the walk seems to be more attractive to donors than a bunch of advertising.  

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, FAMCare Tips and Tools

A Documentation Solution for Social Workers

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 1, 2015 3:19:00 PM

Learning to write was traditionally left to the Liberal Arts. Practical considerations have minimized liberal arts education at the university level leaving the training in the 3 R's to elementary and high school teachers. This major shift in our educational philosophy has left social service workers ill prepared to write at the level required by the profession. FAMCare human services software goes a long way to fill this educational gap.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Social Services Industry News, Technology Speak

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