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Diets Don’t Work,  Social Workers Do

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 27, 2018 3:19:12 PM

During a recent discussion with social workers engaged in public health, obesity was identified as the major chronic health problem facing the United States.

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Topics: social workers, social services, food system, human services, public health, obesity

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

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

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

How the Right Social Services Software Can Improve the Adoption Process

Posted by Mandy Frary on Oct 2, 2018 5:14:28 PM

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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Topics: human services, case load, nonprofit software solutions, case management software, Adoption, social services software

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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