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New Guide for Online Teen Safety Available

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 19, 2019 3:07:56 PM

A new resource guide is available that helps to keep our teens and youth safe.  If you'd like to grab a copy - you can get it here:  https://www.staysafe.org/teens/ 

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, grants, social services software, human services software

New Tool for Finding Youth Program Grants

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 19, 2019 12:59:13 PM

A resource for finding Federal grants to fund youth programs has been shared with our team.  You can find information on the http://youth.gov website.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, grants, social services software, human services software

How the Right Social Services Software Adds Protection in Child Welfare Cases

Posted by Mandy Frary on Mar 14, 2019 7:15:00 AM

How we care for the most vulnerable among us is one of the great challenges of our time. As Mahatma Ghandi once said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” And social workers are hard-pressed to find one group in more dire need of urgent attention than children at risk of neglect or abuse.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, sexual harrassment, caseworkers, social services software, social services, social workers, human services software

Oklahoma City is Building a Private School for Homeless Children

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 8, 2019 12:27:19 PM

Positive Tomorrows, an Oklahoma City non-profit, is opening a private school for homeless children that was designed by the kids themselves. That’s right. A private school for homeless (not privileged) children.

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Topics: Child Welfare, education, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, social workers, homeless students

How Social Services Software Can Help Caseworkers Better Understand Family Situations

Posted by Mandy Frary on Dec 21, 2018 11:11:15 AM

For those working in child services, an understanding of family situations is vital in being able to

help improve child welfare. Fortunately for those agencies, utilizing the right social services

software can help streamline processes and effectively “humanize” the various situations.

 

The goal is to always be improving child welfare through various services, responses and

interventions, and with the right social services software on your side, the tasks can become

easier to track and perhaps even more simple.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, human services, social services software, social workers

Economic Imbalance: Social Worker's Salary vs. Burdensome Student Debt

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 4, 2018 3:38:39 PM

In the past twenty years, student debt has become a major social and political issue in our country. As government guaranteed student loans became more widely available, colleges began to raise their tuition rates to keep pace with the expansion boom that ready government financing created. More students required more professors and facilities to accommodate their needs, and colleges needed more money to pay for the growth. The result, of course, is that students borrowed more and more money to pay inflated tuition and fees and subsequently became burdened with overwhelming debt.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Government, Nonprofit General, education, student debt

Predictive Risk Modeling

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In a recent issue of Social Work Today, Kate Jackson reported this troubling statistic:

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Topics: Child Welfare, predictive modeling, risk stratification

The Family First Prevention Services Act

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Family First Act has become law! This is a very big deal for our caseworker colleagues who work in teen pregnancy and parenting. It represents the biggest change to the structure of federal child welfare finance since the establishment of the Title IV-E entitlement in 1980.

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Topics: Child Welfare

Guide to Protecting Your Child on the Internet

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 26, 2018 9:08:34 AM

Came across an interesting guide last week that I wanted to share with you. The Ultimate Parent Guide for Child Safety on the Internet is a concise guide with great tips on protecting our children from the dangers of the Internet and protecting their safety.  As a boy scout leader - we teach the scouts how to be aware of online predators and other people who try to get a hold of your private information.  The guide covers some of those things and more.

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Topics: Child Welfare

Child Abduction Response Team Training

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 20, 2017 4:00:00 PM


The OJJDP-sponsored National Criminal Justice Training Center will hold Child Abduction Response Team Training: January 9–12, 2018 in Niceville, FL. 

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Topics: Child Welfare

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