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4 Time Management Tips for Social Workers

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 15, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Being effective in social services necessitates excellent time management abilities. Social workers have witnessed tremendous change over the years, including changes in the frequency of work and the nature of the tasks. The number of social workers and clients has increased in recent years, as has the amount of documentation and client coordination.

One aspect that hasn't changed is the amount of time required to complete a large number of tasks. As a result, time management is essential for any social service worker. Continue reading to learn a few tips on managing your time as a social worker.

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Topics: case management workflow, case worker stress relief, social services software, social workers

3 Trends in Human Services That Will Change the Face of the Field

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 11, 2022 10:45:00 AM

The field of human services, like any other, is constantly evolving. As a result of changing social needs and technological advancements, new trends will emerge. This means that in order to meet the needs of your community, your organization must change the way services are delivered.

You and your team must be up to date on the latest technologies and how they affect the clients and the community you serve. However, how can organizations overcome the challenges posed by change? Innovation can involve both large and subtle changes, and it can occur instantly or gradually in smaller departments or throughout the entire human service industry. Take a look at these human service trends.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, human services

Every Child's Hope From Oliver Twist to Doctor Spock

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 10, 2022 11:49:17 AM

The history of the social work profession is the remarkable story of caring people responding to the evolving needs of society’s marginalized. Since the first social work class was offered in the summer of 1898 at Columbia University, social workers have led the way developing private and charitable organizations to serve people in need.

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Topics: Case Studies, FAMCare, Family and Child Welfare

How a Digital Transformation Empowers NGOs

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 8, 2022 10:45:00 AM

NGOs are groups established for charitable purposes. The idea that non-profits should set aside enough money to use technology and digital tools in their daily operations can be a difficult for them to accept. The worry that, without taking the long-term advantages into account, the cost of a digital transformation may be too high.

However, all NGO's have the potential to embrace digital change, regardless of size. The volume of data and the simplicity with which a nonprofit case management tool can manage that data can be a wonderful place to start for NGO's interested in adopting digital transformation. In this article, you will learn some of the many benefits for your agency.  

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Topics: Technology Speak, case management software, social services software

What Are the Benefits of Homeless Case Management Software

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 5, 2022 7:00:00 AM

This site is dedicated to educating readers about the homeless community, as well as the triumphs and challenges encountered by those who are committed to helping them. Government organizations and nonprofits are working hard to create solutions for this vulnerable group. Case management software with a focus on homelessness can aid in making the process of finding a solution more manageable by giving organizations the tools they need to coordinate and speed up the various services and activities aimed at eliminating homelessness. The following are a few benefits for organizations who decide to invest in case management software that focuses on homelessness.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry, human services software

Ways Parents Can Prevent School Bullying

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 4, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Bullying is a pervasive problem in schools across the United States. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about one-third of students aged 12-18 reported being bullied during the school year. The most common type of bullying is verbal abuse, including name-calling, teasing, and making fun of someone. Other types of bullying include physical abuse, cyberbullying, and social exclusion.

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Topics: mental health, education, social issues

Forensic Social Work

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 3, 2022 10:45:00 AM

There are over 111,565 forensic social workers currently employed in the United States, but few people have any idea what they do. Forensic social workers are involved in both criminal and civil cases that can include termination of parental rights, juvenile and adult justice services, corrections, and mandated treatment. They fight against oppression that is exhibited through exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, violence, criminalization, and cultural dominance or imperialism. Forensic social workers assist individuals of all ages, handling child custody, juvenile arrest, and child maltreatment, elder abuse, divorce, civil disputes and criminal offending and imprisonment. As counselors they may provide psychosocial counseling, group counseling or mediation services. As a case manager or liaison, they link the legal world with the field of social work. They may be employed across a wide variety of settings such as court systems, mental health agencies, rehabilitation centers, correctional facilities, hospitals, child and family agencies, prisons, and faith-based institutions.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, what social workers do, Victim Services, Adult Re-Entry

Preventing Teen Suicide: Tips for Parents & Educators

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 28, 2022 10:00:00 AM

For young people, suicide is the third most common cause  of death. Suicide can be avoided, though. Young people who are thinking about suicide usually show indicators of despair. Knowing about these symptoms can help friends, family, and educators act promptly and get the aid they require. Numerous social care providers are making an effort to deal with teen mental health difficulties and raise awareness that could be the difference between life and death. Let's shine some light on the subject and determine how we can work together to prevent teen suicide.

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Topics: mental health, education, social issues

World Refugee Status Our Annual Report

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 27, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Client agencies that labor largely out of public view on behalf of the world's refugees annually share stats with this blog that astound us every year. Americans live in a civilization ordered by the rule of law. Unless we take the time to look outside our society, we rarely notice the civil disorder that plaques millions of our fellow humans.

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Topics: immigration, social issues

Why Social Workers Are Vulnerable to Privacy Breaches and What You Can Do About It

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 25, 2022 10:45:00 AM

More work is being done online in this digital age, which raises the danger of data theft and privacy violations. When information is accessed or disclosed without authority, privacy violations occur. Given that the majority of NGO's rely on donations and regularly need to analyze and preserve financial records, any NGO may be at danger of data theft or breach. Workers in social services must assess the possibility of data theft and make every effort to prevent it.

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Topics: Technology Speak, Secure Case Management, cyber security

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