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Social Workers As Civic Leaders

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 7, 2019 2:21:27 PM

It is a serious misperception to view social workers as low paid civil servants who push paper on behalf of the less fortunate and perhaps undeserving. Social workers occupy a unique position in our social fabric.

From the very outset, the history of social work is populated with empathetic leaders who, upon discovering profound human suffering, not only offered a helping hand but immediately set out to change the social conditions contributing to the suffering. Social work's earliest pioneers - Florence Kelley, Alice Hamilton, Julia Lathrop, Sophonisba Breckinridge, and Grace and Edith Abbott, among others—laid the foundation of the profession's social leadership role and, to this day, this inclination to activism sets social workers apart from other civil servants.

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Topics: human kindness, public health, social workers, leadership, mental health, education, civic leaders, Dorothea Dix, Council on Social Work Education

The Invisible Hungry Children

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 14, 2018 1:55:21 PM

In the beautiful red rock canyon setting of Sedona, Arizona, Caroline Diehl works tirelessly in a cold shed every morning before sunrise filling backpacks with food staples to distribute to hungry local school children.

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Topics: human kindness, public health, homeless students, social services, social workers, human services, hunger in America, hungry children, backpack program, Caroline Diehl

Proper Computer Etiquette for Being HIPAA Compliant

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 12, 2018 11:30:21 AM

Ensuring your computer systems and employees are Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant is something that is of the utmost importance for agencies who deal with health information that must remain private and safeguarded. While training to be HIPAA compliant can vary based on your industry, one area that can reach across the board is proper computer etiquette.

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Topics: public health, social workers, HIPAA Compliant, caseworkers, computer etiquette

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

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