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Puerto Rico, One Year Later - What Social Workers See

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 6, 2018 4:40:25 PM

After hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, social workers and service providers naturally focused on the immediate needs of their clients. They provided food, childcare, safety and support, among other services. However, a year has passed and the critical needs of these people, helpless in the face of mother nature’s awesome power, continue to evolve rather than abate.

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Topics: social workers, social services, human services, Puerto Rico, hurricane Maria, hurricane relief

Homeless Students and Case Workers Face Mission Impossible

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 2, 2018 10:41:04 AM

In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s. In August 2018, there were 62,166 homeless people, including 15,189 homeless families with 22,511 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system. The number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping each night in municipal shelters is now 79% higher than it was ten years ago, and families make up three-quarters of the homeless shelter population.

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Topics: social workers, social services, understanding clients, social services software, caseworkers, case worker stress relief, education, Homeless & Food Pantry, Global Vision Technologies, homeless students, New York City

How Case Manager Stress Relief Prevents Burnout Through Good Supervision & Mentorship

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 30, 2018 10:31:36 AM

This is the fourth in our series on case manager stress relief. In the first post, we discussed the physical things that can be done to relieve stress. The second focused on ways to find mental stress relief and the third focused on identifying and lessening exhaustion factors. In this post, we will examine how case manager burnout can be prevented with good supervision and mentorship.

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Topics: prevent burnout, caseworkers, case worker stress relief, case worker supervision, mentorship

What is SBNR & How Does it Challenge Social Workers?

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 24, 2018 11:17:05 AM

The Pew Research Center has found that 20% of the U.S. public—and 34% of adults under 30—are religiously unaffiliated. These are the highest percentages ever recorded. 34% of those considered younger Millennials (born 1990–1994) reported no religious affiliation, compared to Generation Xers (born 1965–1980), with 21% reporting to be religiously unaffiliated.  

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Topics: human services, mental health, SBNR, social services, spiritual but not religious, understanding clients, social workers

Using Case Management Software To Create Better Caseworker Collaboration

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 18, 2018 6:07:00 AM
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Topics: cyber security, social services software, human services, case load, caseworkers, case management software, Secure Case Management, case management workflow, collaboration

A Deeper Look at Urban "Food Deserts"

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 16, 2018 5:01:54 PM

In this new dystopian world of negative and divisive political discourse, we find it refreshing to seek out and report on the positive, uniting energy of the mission-centric nonprofit “other-world” we inhabit with our colleagues across the country.

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Topics: human services, nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit, social, Nonprofit General, food desert, food system, food production, urban food deserts

GVT Amps Up Security Measures for all FAMCare Clients

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 12, 2018 6:00:00 AM
With new cyber security threats appearing almost daily, it’s vital that our systems and software are up to date with the latest security technology. Providing a secure server and protecting our clients’ information is of the utmost importance, which is why GVT has spent the past quarter enhancing our threat detection and authentication mechanisms.
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Topics: Update Notices, FAMCare, Press Releases, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Software Upgrade Notices, Global Vision Technologies, cyber security, multi-factor authentication, hack detection code

A Wake-up Call for the Coming Home Health Care Crisis

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 10, 2018 4:56:53 PM

The San Francisco board of supervisors recently introduced a budget measure that would raise the minimum wage for nonprofit and in-home supportive service workers from $15/hour to $17/hour. When challenged, the board justified the $13 million added annual expense to the city budget by citing the crisis the home healthcare field is experiencing in San Francisco. It is bleeding workers daily.

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Topics: human services, nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit mission, Nonprofit General, Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, Government, home health care

Organizations, Institutions and Nonprofit Self Preservation

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

All governmental organizations and NGOs are founded by well-meaning actors with good intentions. However, corruption inevitably sets in as the “good intentions” are gradually eclipsed by the inevitable organizational impulse to survive and self-perpetuate. Institutions, like organisms, seek survival for themselves and their descendants. They survive, reproduce, replace, predate, evolve, alter, consume and grow. And when a sufficient number of institutions coexist, they function like an ecosystem.

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Topics: nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit, nonprofit mission, Nonprofit General, Organizational self preservation

How Case Manager Stress Relief Prevents Burnout by Lessening Exhaustion Factors

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 20, 2018 3:44:06 PM

This is the third in our series on case manager stress relief. In the first post we discussed the physical things you can do daily to relieve stress. The second post focused on ways to find mental stress relief. Today, we look at how to prevent burnout by identifying and lessening exhaustion factors.

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Topics: case worker stress relief, case management software, prevent burnout, eliminate exhaustion factors, peer group, case load, human services

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