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5 Simple Ways to Managing Your Caseload Effectively

Posted by Inise Mayfield on May 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Struggling with staying on top of all of your cases?  Worried that someone may fall through the cracks?  Not sure how you can possibly help all of your clients achieve their best outcome?

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Foster Care, FAMCare Tips and Tools

DHHS, Nebraska Families Collaborative Agree on Contract for Case Management

Posted by George Ritacco on May 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2016

CONTACT
Russ Reno, Communications and Legislative Services, (office) 402-471-8287 or (cell) 402-450-7318, or russ.reno@nebraska.gov

Lincoln – An agreement on a contract to continue to provide child welfare case management in Douglas and Sarpy counties has been reached by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Nebraska Families Collaborative (NFC).

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Child Welfare, Foster Care

Child Welfare & Family Services Statistical Indicators - An Overview

Posted by George Ritacco on May 5, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Child Welfare

Every year we take a look at the national statistics compiled by the Department of Health and Human Services on the state of childcare across the country. These statistics are used to evaluate whether the risk factors affecting the welfare of America’s children are increasing or diminishing.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice

NEW Child and Family Services Standards for Public Agencies

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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COA has developed new Child and Family Services Standards for Public Agencies that directly support agencies in meeting their missions to increase positive outcomes for the families and communities they serve. Through an extensive literature review and close partnership with our national Public Agency Accreditation Advisory Committee, we have merged and enhanced COA’s public standards for Child Protective Services (PA-CPS), Family Foster Care and Kinship Care (PA-FKC), Adoption Services (PA-AS), and Guardianship Services for Minors (PA-GSM). This work has culminated in our new Child and Family Services Standards (PA-CFS), which reflect the continuum of public child and family services, eliminate redundancy and overlap in areas such as assessment and service planning, and emphasize the importance of both strengthening families and promoting child safety, permanency, and well-being.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care

The Healing Power of Respect - The Children First Academy

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

There is no better way to introduce you to the heart and soul of Children First Academy than to reproduce parts of their mission statement here.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 11, 2016 2:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Adoption

Start With the Why!

Posted by April Freund on Mar 30, 2016 4:58:37 PM

Having been in technical sales almost my entire 30-year career, I was used to selling to a variety of industries.  Whether it was helping banks make more money using technology or helping the Department of Defense build fighter jets and other weapons equipment, I was always in it for the money and career reputation.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Elderly/Aging Long Term Care

Child Abuse - Is There No End?

Posted by George Ritacco on Feb 23, 2016 3:20:36 PM

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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.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Government, Adoption

Walking in the Case Workers' Shoes

Posted by Steve Grover on Feb 18, 2016 4:59:36 PM

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.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Social Services Industry News, Foster Care, Adoption

Choosing a System for Collaborative Care Management

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 11, 2015 4:22:13 PM

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?

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Topics: Foster Care, Videos, Adoption, Case Studies, FAMCare Tips and Tools

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