The FAMCare Blog

Personal Learning Networks

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 25, 2018 2:10:00 PM

In the world of social work, learning networks are nothing new. Social workers have always exchanged information in a social setting, such as sharing referrals and resources with other social work colleagues. Social workers often photocopy and share articles from trusted journals with colleagues they are collaborating with on a project.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, Social Services Industry News

How FAMCare Helps Small Agencies Achieve Big Agency Impact

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 24, 2018 10:07:00 AM

Through its FAMCare suite of products Global Vision Technologies helps smaller agencies participate at the big agency level by leveraging technology to amplify impact. In an article that appeared in Policy & Practice, the journal of the American Public Human Services Association, Accenture managing directors Debora Morris and Ryan Oakes present a method for amplifying the outcomes of smaller agencies through a combination of new technology and best management practices.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Nonprofit General

Caring for Those Far Away With Technology

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 20, 2018 10:30:16 AM

Please enjoy the following article from our friend Harry Cline of The New Caregiver's Comprehensive Resource: Advice, Tips, and Solutions from Around the Web.  Thank you Harry!


Having a loved one who lives far away from you can be a hard thing to deal with. It’s even harder when that loved one needs care.  Making sure loved ones have the help and care they need can be difficult.  You need to keep up with medications, doctor visits, plans for procedures, and everything else that comes into play with any kind of disability, and aging as a whole.  With the new prevalence of smartphones and technology, it makes it easier than ever to keep an extra eye on your loved ones, even if they are far away. 

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care

Going Back to School Checklist

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 10, 2018 8:41:00 AM

A friend of ours, Quinn Cooley has reached out with a great resource to share with our partners, clients and friends.  Quinn works with universities and programs to help share their content and he came across a great infographic from the team at Maryville University that we wanted to share.  We think this is a great educational resource for those who are ready to go back to school.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, education

Call the Midwife

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 9, 2018 9:57:00 AM

The BBC series Call the Midwife has been a surprising smash hit with American PBS audiences. The series features midwives Jenny Lee, Chummy Browne, Trixie Franklin, and Cynthia Miller as they live and work with nuns at Nonnatus House in London’s East End during the 1950s. The nurses experience heartache and pain as they help women through the difficult and often dangerous process of childbirth while their patients live in abject poverty.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

How Social Media Is Impacting the Field of Social Work

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 5, 2018 2:57:23 PM

The rise of the Internet and the proliferation of social media have changed how we access information and interact. It’s now easier than ever to do research, find resources and make connections. However, the nature of these interactions have a much different quality in the online realm than off.

As we spend more time online, these changes inevitably impact the social work field in a variety of ways, both positive and negative. While access to information and resources is more convenient than ever, Internet use can also open up users to potential privacy breaches. The following are some examples of ways social media is impacting the social work field:

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

Our Faltering Health Care System

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 5, 2018 10:56:00 AM

Without continued congressional support and a national commitment to succeed, The Affordable Care Act will eventually falter.  Why has it been so difficult for the United States, the greatest industrialized nation on earth, to provide affordable healthcare for all its citizens? Is it political polarization, philosophical divides, economic conundrums, relentless costly innovation, government regulation, professional posturing, or a combination of all these factors that has prevented every administration since Franklin Roosevelt from tackling the problem?

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities 2018

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 3, 2018 10:58:00 AM

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2018 funding opportunities:

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

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