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How Human Services Software Help Faith-Based Ministries

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 12, 2019 4:09:59 PM

Helping people through the physical and mental issues they’re dealing with is often just a part of the healing process. For many, spirituality is a core value of their life, and therefore an integral part of the therapeutic process.

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Topics: human services software, social workers, social services, human services, nonprofit, nonprofit mission, case management software, faith-based ministries, spiritual

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

Spending Too Much Time on Paperwork? Find a Human Services Software Solution

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 1, 2019 11:51:11 AM

When it comes to your clients and your fellow caseworkers, nothing is more important than meeting face-to-face. The more time spent directly with your client, the more likely you are to achieve the individual case goals and fulfill the mission focus. On paper it seems simple and obvious, yet paper is exactly what continues getting in the way. That’s where having the right human services software comes in.

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Topics: social workers, human services, caseworkers, case management software, case management workflow, human services software

Adopted! It's a Beginning, Not an End.

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 30, 2019 4:03:47 PM

"Getting adopted is like finally being able to sit down after standing up for a painfully long time." — Sam, age 9, in foster care - Social Work Today

This touching testimony from a little boy finally emerging from the foster care system opened our eyes to the ongoing trauma children in state custody experience. 

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Topics: social workers, human services, caseworkers, Adoption

Giving to Givers - a Look at Some Who Made a Difference in 2018

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 10, 2019 1:39:23 PM

Let’s begin 2019 with some good news…

This Christmas Brian Breach got into the spirit of giving, but with a twist; he decided to give to givers. He dressed down as if he were homeless, printed a sign that asked for donations to feed his family at Christmas, and stood in front of a mall with a tin cup. When anyone approached and dropped coins into his cup, he would give them a crisp new $100 bill. “I wanted to recognize the good giving people who would willingly share the little they have to help a stranger in need.” 

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Topics: Caroline Diehl, hunger in America, homeless students, social workers, urban food deserts, nonprofit, student debt, mental health, FAMCare, Homeless & Food Pantry, best 2018 posts

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: social workers, social services software, human services, Child Welfare, Foster Care

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

Finding Kindness in our Nonprofit World

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 5, 2018 12:53:45 PM

Often the people closest to us escape our notice. An old classmate of mine from the Harvard Business School recently surfaced with a simple but profound message that instantly clarified an issue I’ve been pondering all year - what motivates the dedicated people who toil tirelessly in the nonprofit world? The message was unusual coming from a business school graduate. After all, most of my Harvard classmates went on to become captains of industry focused on making money for themselves and their stockholders. And, for the most part, they were pretty good at it. 

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Topics: social workers, nonprofit, Nonprofit General, kindness, human kindness

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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