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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

Case Manager Stress Relief Tips for Mental Health

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 28, 2018 12:31:22 PM

This is the second in our series on case manager stress relief. In our first post, we talked about the physical things you can do daily to relieve stress. Today we'll talk about the mental ways to find case manager stress relief.

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Topics: case worker stress relief, case management software, mental health, FAMCare Tips and Tools

Undiagnosed Dementia Statistics Rising

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 16, 2018 10:13:00 AM

Research shows that most people currently living with dementia have not received a formal diagnosis. In high income countries, only 20-50% of dementia cases are recognized and documented in primary care. This ‘treatment gap’ is certainly much greater in low and middle-income countries, with one study in India suggesting 90% remain undiagnosed. If these statistics are extrapolated to other countries worldwide, it suggests that approximately three quarters of people with dementia have not received a diagnosis and, therefore, do not have access to treatment, care and organized support that getting a formal diagnosis can provide.

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Topics: mental health, Elderly/Aging Long Term Care

Social Workers Weigh In on the #MeToo Movement

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 9, 2018 11:34:30 AM

We asked social workers who use our domestic violence software to help us understand what is going on with the sudden eruption of the #MeToo movement. Sweeping across the media landscape like wildfire, a tsunami of accusations began with Roger Ailes at Fox and Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood then quickly enveloped such well known T.V. personalities as Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, Garrison Keilor, and Kevin Spacey. Even the most cynical among us was startled by the sudden collective outcry sent up by the women of Hollywood. What, we asked our colleagues, is going on here?

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Topics: social, mental health, #MeToo, sexual harrassment

Anorexia Nervosa

Posted by GVT Admin on May 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: mental health, Social Services Industry News

Beyond 12 Steps - Substance Abuse Treatment Model

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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It seems that society has always struggled with substance abuse. The human animal is uncomfortable with the constant torture of his normal brain chemistry and now and then seeks to escape to a more comfortable altered state. This, however, is a dangerous game. Apparently, we easily become addicted to the substances that alter brain chemistry and quickly slip into substance use disorders.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, mental health

The TAO of Social Work... Part Two

Posted by George Ritacco on Sep 5, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Yoga

Permit me to excerpt the article, Yoga For Addiction by Kate Jackson in Social Work Today to discuss the use of yoga as part of the new therapeutic alternatives being tried by social workers facing the virtual epidemic of substance abuse.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, mental health

The TAO of Social Work

Posted by George Ritacco on Aug 31, 2017 11:08:21 AM

FEAR is the social worker’s most formidable enemy. Vulnerable people at risk are the social worker’s constituents, and vulnerable people at risk are, of course, full of fear. Persistent fear always morphs into anger setting up a self-destructive spiral in the vulnerable. Whether working with a population of addicts, immigrants, children at risk, or the elderly, helping clients overcome fear is the first job of the social worker.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, mental health, Child Welfare

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