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Beyond 12 Steps - Substance Abuse Treatment Model

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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It seems that society has always struggled with substance abuse. The human animal is uncomfortable with the constant torture of his normal brain chemistry and now and then seeks to escape to a more comfortable altered state. This, however, is a dangerous game. Apparently, we easily become addicted to the substances that alter brain chemistry and quickly slip into substance use disorders.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, mental health

Why Nonprofits Should Blog

Posted by George Ritacco on Jan 30, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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The Web

The modern era of nonprofit marketing began more than 25 years ago when nonprofits realized that without a website they were virtually out of business. Everyone went out immediately and launched a website.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Social Services Industry News, Nonprofit General

Attention Social Workers - We are Proud to Serve You

Posted by George Ritacco on Jan 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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I don’t know why we don’t say it more often, but the entire team here at Global Vision Technologies is proud to be of service to the social work profession. Social workers are the unsung and under-rewarded heroes of our democratic society. In a culture where individuals are taught to strive to “get-ahead” of one another, social workers police the boundaries of our responsibility to one another. They toil in obscurity supporting the vulnerable without the acclimation afforded the average policemen or firemen. Perhaps only schoolteachers get less respect or monetary reward, yet both are the noblest of the noble selfless professions.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

Criminal Justice Reconsidered... Part 2

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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In September 2017, we told the story of Agnes Gund, the banking heiress who sold a Roy Lichtenstein masterpiece for $165 million and donated the proceeds to the Art for Justice Fund she founded. The purpose was to “do something about” the mass incarceration of minor drug offenders that filled American jails with 2.3 million people and distinguished the U.S. as the jailor of more of its citizens than any other country on earth.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, criminal justice

Health & Human Services 2018 Budget - A Cautionary Tale

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 9, 2018 9:18:00 AM

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services budget for 2018 is a healthy $1,131 Billion. To keep this astounding number in perspective, a trillion dollar plus budget for HHS is nothing new. In 2016 the total outlay for HHS was $1,103 Billion and in 2017 the number will come in close to $1,130 Billion.

The Health and Human Services budget is the backbone of our entire social services system. Here’s how this enormous amount of money will be spent:

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, FAMCare

Everyday Heroes

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 8, 2018 12:44:44 PM

The universe of social services is populated with heroes.

That’s the theme that emerged from our year-end review of blogs we posted in 2017. Every story we attempted to tell contained an individual or an organization that went above and beyond the norm in service to their constituents. 

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Topics: FAMCare, Global Vision Technologies

Register To Attend Blueprints Conference for Healthy Youth Development

Posted by George Ritacco on Jan 3, 2018 2:04:36 PM

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder will host the 2018 Blueprints Conference on April 30 to May 2, 2018, in Denver, CO. The conference will focus on evidence-based programs that promote positive youth development and will provide guidance for practitioners implementing these programs in their communities. Blueprints founder Dr. Delbert Elliott; Dr. David Hawkins, founding director of the Social Development Research Group; and Dr. James Mercy, director of violence prevention with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present keynote addresses

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

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