With over 100,000 adoptable children in the United States, helping improve the adoption process with the right social services software is something we are passionate about. The length of the adoption process can vary by state but having the right software in place can help improve the process for all parties involved.
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Global Vision Technologies has been leading the industry in providing solutions in the form of crisp, powerful and intuitive custom and off-the-shelf software for agencies in the human services, healthcare and social services sectors. Throughout it all, they never forget about the vision, humility and devotion that courses through the veins of those people who are at the forefront of change in the lives of society's most vulnerable children and their families.
The winds of change blow steadily through the world of social services. Our colleagues in Child and Family Services recently shared with us the dramatic changes that are occurring in foster care and adoption. Attitudes toward adoption, secrecy, parental rights, and post adoption best practices are evolving rapidly, with the mind set of both the parents seeking to adopt and birth mothers who find themselves in need of surrogate parents for their child, changing dramatically.
As an adopted person who was separated from my twin brother at one year of age, I especially have a strong commitment to this trend. Although, I could not have landed in a better household with very loving parents the entire process was certainly less structured than today’s process.
Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and promoting child and family well-being.
WHEN CLOUDS FORM
In 2013 this blog reported on the meltdown in service at the Veteran’s Administration (VA). Similar signs of meltdown are beginning to gather in Child Protective Services. IN general – our team has been communicating what our clients have been telling us for years and why they moved to FAMCare. We’ve talked about problems in child welfare and CPS in the states of Florida, Georgia, California and Texas. Case Worker colleagues report crushing workloads, fear-based management, impossible expectations, and stress levels that are sending case workers out on medical leave at an alarming rate.
As many of you know, if you’ve been following my other posts, I have a passion for customers we serve because of my experience growing up as the son of house parents. They can’t call them that any more, and no one actually lives in the same residence as the clients. Times have really changed.
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?
Now, at 67 years old, Christine Scarpati is retiring, but she feels defeated. “We face the same problems after 34 years: too many kids in foster care, not enough foster families, not enough prevention programs or services for parents who want to get their kids back.”
At Global Vision Technologies we work every day with dedicated case workers who inspire us to look beyond fame and fortune to a deeper commitment. Tina Cawley, the AdoptUS Kids caseworker for the month of May, is one of those caseworkers.