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OJJDP Announces Upcoming Webinars

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM
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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, OJJDP

Corona Virus - Impact on Foster Care

Posted by GVT Admin on May 26, 2020 9:33:00 AM

“Shelter in place. Stay at home. Self-isolation. Quarantine. Important measures for slowing and overcoming the spread of COVID-19. But for survivors living with violence, abuse, and assault, these terms mean something else: trapped.” (NPQ, May 8, 2020, Drew Adams)

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Topics: Foster Care

Greetings from Global Vision Technologies

Posted by George Ritacco on Jan 22, 2020 12:30:00 PM

 

As 2019 is now behind us and we look forward to 2020 - we here at Global Vision Technologies would like to express our thanks to all of the caseworkers, foster care parents, healthcare providers and so many others who have taken responsibility for our country’s most vulnerable resource - children and families.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, social workers

Thoughts on the Family First Prevention Services Act

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 3, 2019 11:44:54 AM

About a year ago, President Trump signed the Family First Prevention Service Act into law. Social workers engaged in child and family care praised the legislation as the first “prevention” measure to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care. The act emphasized the importance of children growing up in families and helps ensure children are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like setting appropriate to their special needs when foster care is needed.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Government, caseworkers, social services, social workers, federal funding, Family First Prevention Services Act

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

A Social Worker Celebrates Christmas

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 14, 2017 12:43:30 PM

“I was brought up in a household where Christmas meant fun, laughter, presents and lots of food. Christmas was my favorite time of the year,” a social worker, who prefers to remain anonymous, began her Christmas story. “I guess that’s why, when I began my career in social work, it startled me to realize that for most of the children in my care Christmas was a very difficult time.” 

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Topics: Foster Care, Homeless & Food Pantry

A Foster Care Success Story to Share - The Bailey Family Story

Posted by Samantha Stephan on Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Wanted to share an inspirational story of foster care that turned into an adoption in Arkansas.  Meet Chase and the Bailey family and watch this short video.  https://vimeo.com/202694305 

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Foster Care

A little about Comfort Cases...

Posted by Samantha Stephan on Feb 17, 2017 2:59:52 PM

Hey everyone!

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Videos

Disheartened and Disillusioned

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 18, 2016 8:20:14 AM

This blog received an email in the past week from a social worker in Des Moines. We have reproduced it here in its original form.

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Topics: Foster Care, Insider, Government

PERFECT... is a perception - You must allow your children to fail

Posted by George Ritacco on Sep 9, 2016 12:58:31 PM

Do You Allow Your Children to Fail?

These days our children’s lives read like a Hollywood movie. People are trying to script their children’s lives.  In some cases - they are not allowed to fail. It starts young, if they are sports minded, they have to grow up to be the next Tiger Woods. If they are smart, they are pushed to be a rocket scientist or similar.  

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Fun Stuff

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