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Case Manager Stress Relief For Social Worker Performance Anxiety

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 9, 2022 10:21:00 AM

Performance anxiety can often add to the high stress experienced by social work case managers. After all, social worker performance isn’t about how many widgets you make or how much profit you brought to the bottom line. It’s about helping real people deal with real life problems. If your performance is lacking, it could mess up someone’s life or even end it. That's the mindset that leads to social worker performance anxiety.

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Topics: case management software, caseworkers, social services, social workers, case manager stress relief

Homeless Youth Have a Higher Risk of Mental Health Disorders

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

An estimated 4.2 million teenagers and young adults are homeless each year. Children who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless have higher rates of mental health problems such as behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression than children who live in unstable households.
The importance of mental health in programs for homeless young people cannot be overstated. Furthermore, most people's willingness to seek therapy is limited by a lack of access to mental health care. For organizations and services that work with at-risk youth, emphasizing mental health is critical to long-term sustainability.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Homeless & Food Pantry, mental health

10 Tips for Quick Case Manager Stress Relief [Infographic]

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 7, 2022 3:00:00 PM

We understand that being a case manager can be extremely stressful. There is never enough time, money, or resources to complete all of your goals. And the work that you do is critical. People's lives are affected. As a result, our case management software is designed to help alleviate some of the stress in your daily workflow.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, case management software, case worker stress relief, case load, social workers, case manager stress relief

Humor:  A Social Worker’s Tool

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Louise, a crusty journey-woman social worker had three pairs of glasses hanging from tiny chains around her neck and a sharpened yellow number two pencil plunged into her beehive hairdo. How unlikely that this woman would teach us how to use humor in social work.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, case worker stress relief, social workers, case manager stress relief

You Can Improve Senior Care, with Social Services Software

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 7, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Our senior population continues to grow, with the aging of the baby boomers. And with the glut of older citizens comes a glut of issues that elder care workers must deal with. There are health issues – both physical and mental. Muscles and bones get weaker, senses start to fail – hearing, eyesight, even touch, taste and smell, in some cases. And then there’s the loss of mental facilities. About 10% of people over 65 suffer from some form of dementia and it goes up to 32% for those over 85.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, case management workflow, social services software, senior care

How Re-Entry Programs Improve a Community

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

Every year, nearly 600,000 people are released from prison. More than two-thirds of inmates are arrested again within three years of their release. Former inmates may struggle to re-enter society due to obstacles such as unemployment, homelessness, or a lack of funds.
The majority of these people do not receive the assistance and counseling they require to avoid committing another crime. In this case, re-entry programs can be beneficial. They want to help ex-offenders reintegrate into society. Re-entry programs offer a variety of services such as job placement, housing, and mentoring.  Let's examine how re-entry programs improve a community. 

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Topics: Adult Re-Entry

Juvenile Justice Reform

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 2, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Few people outside the social work profession are aware that juvenile justice is administered on a state-by-state basis. While there is no national system that establishes norms beyond the adult criminal justice system, (processes include arrest, detainment, petitions, hearings, adjudications, dispositions, placement, probation, and reentry) the juvenile justice system in most states operates according to the premise that youth are fundamentally different from adults, both in terms of level of responsibility and potential for rehabilitation. Whereas sentencing for a serious crime following a guilty verdict in the criminal justice system often results in jail or prison time, the juvenile justice system seeks to avoid incarceration whenever possible.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

4 Benefits of Cloud-Based Workflows for Human Services

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 31, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Work processes have changed dramatically in the last few years. However, social workers continue to rely on manual workflow methods. The goal of workflow automation is to change this.
Because of their cautious approach to implementing new technology, human service organizations may reap even greater benefits from optimizing their processes with cloud-based services than those in other industries. Some of the advantages of cloud-based workflow for human service case workers are as follows.

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Topics: case management software, nonprofit management

What's the Right Software for Your Human Services Organization

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

The social services sector has begun incorporating technology into routine work, just like other sectors. Managers and front-line employees at these human services firms can streamline processes, enhance client communication, and deliver better results thanks to a variety of technology and applications. However, this is only feasible if a social services organization makes use of cutting-edge, game-changing human services software.

The following aspects are important to take into account when choosing the best software for your human services firm.

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Topics: social services software, human services software

One Front Door

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 26, 2022 10:45:00 AM

In the beginning, pioneering social workers responded to the most critical and immediate needs of the destitute, the homeless, and orphans. But as the 20th century wore on social services recognized a more nuanced and complex catalogue of vulnerabilities. Social workers, aid organizations, government agencies, and communities began to support people presenting a complexity of needs like poverty brought on by addiction and child abuse resulting from mental illness or homeless juvenile offenders fighting to escape the drug culture they were raised in.

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Topics: social workers, digital transformation, what social workers do

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