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5 Ways to Be a Health Advocate for Yourself

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 19, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Whether you’ve been struggling to get a diagnosis for mysterious symptoms, or you’re simply trying to get your health back on track, you might feel frustrated by your experiences with doctors. Sometimes, it can be tough to ask for what you really need. Healthcare and social service professionals who use tools like FAMCare can have an easier time managing their patients. In the meantime, these tips can help you learn how to advocate for your own health.

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Topics: public health, healthcare issues

4 Reasons Why Re-Entry Programs are Important

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 14, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Re-entry programs play an important role in "leveling the playing field" for some of society's most vulnerable members. The goal is to simplify this complex issue while emphasizing the importance of re-entry programs . These programs are critical in assisting our justice system in achieving its goal of increased public security while also assisting former inmates in becoming productive and successful members of society.

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Topics: criminal justice, Adult Re-Entry

The Opioid Addiction Epidemic Where Do We Stand?

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 13, 2022 10:45:00 AM

As so often happens in our modern 24-hour news cycle the latest crisis pushes any ongoing crisis off the front page and out of public consciousness. COVID 19 and January 6th have all but eliminated the opioid addiction epidemic from our front-page view. However, the crisis has not gone away. Provisional data from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics indicate that there were an estimated 100,306 drug overdose deaths in the United States during 12-month period ending in April 2021, an increase of 28.5% from the 78,056 deaths during the same period the year before. The new data documents that estimated overdose deaths from opioids increased to 75,673 in the 12-month period ending in April 2021, up from 56,064 the year before. Overdose deaths from synthetic opioids (primarily fentanyl) and psychostimulants such as methamphetamine also increased in the 12-month period ending in April 2021.

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Topics: mental health, what social workers do, Pandemic, addiction recovery

4 Strategies for Improving Student Wellbeing

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

It may be difficult to understand how to effectively serve children when schools around the world face instability and are attempting transform the environment for learning. Regardless, educators must continue to create learning environments that promote students' mental health and foster strong connections in order for children to succeed in life.

Here are some important steps to take to advance student mental health initiatives.

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Causes and Types of Domestic Violence – What You Need to Know

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 7, 2022 12:45:00 PM

Victims' of domestic violence are frequently traumatized and perplexed, believing there is no way out of their predicament. However, many survivors have difficulty recognizing the abuse. Understanding and recognizing the various types of domestic violence is essential for leaving an abusive environment.

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Topics: Family and Child Welfare, Child Abuse, Victim Services

Long Covid...Fact or Fiction

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 6, 2022 9:41:22 AM

Health care social workers are reporting an uptick in patients complaining of persistent symptoms after recovering from a bout with COVID-19. Social media has already named these unconfirmed diagnoses Long Covid, and the public is beginning to take their own pulse and check fitness stats on their iPhones and Fitbits. Social workers tell us it is too early to scientifically ascertain whether these reported symptoms are an unexpected permanent consequence of the SARS-CoV-2 infection or if the symptoms are a variety of the immediate consequences of COVID-19.

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Topics: Covid-19, Post Pandemic

Identity Crisis

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 29, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Employee turnover is becoming a major problem for nonprofits. A 2021 survey by the National Council of Nonprofits of over 1,000 nonprofit organizations found that 42% of responding organizations had job openings for 20% of their positions. Almost half of those responding had more than 30% of their positions vacant.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit sustainability, social issues

How Nonprofit Organizations are Surviving Post Covid-19

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

The coronavirus pandemic has presented nonprofit organizations with new and unexpected challenges . To address these challenges, several sectors have redesigned their operations and concentrated their efforts on education and safe pandemic awareness.

They've discovered new ways to dispel myths, validate facts, and disseminate them to other organizations and individuals in a variety of ways. Several organizations that had already implemented case management software were able to continue working remotely while avoiding infection risk.

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Topics: nonprofit sustainability, Covid-19, Post Pandemic

Societal Benefits of a Case Management System

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 23, 2022 10:30:00 AM

The significance of non-profit's efforts in the lives of so many people cannot be overstated. People from different cultural and social backgrounds take advantage of such non-profit organization services in completely diverse ways.

However, how does case management software help society? We respond by examining the significance of human services software in relation to the nonprofit organizations that choose to use this specialized software.

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Topics: FAMCare, Nonprofit General, case management software, human services software

Houston Homes for the Homeless

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 22, 2022 10:30:39 AM

In the normal course of business, this blog researches and reports the issues that are having an impact on the world of social services. However, when journalists at large are out in front on important stories we are eager to share their work here in our blog space. Today, we would like to summarize the reporting of New York Times journalists Michael Kimmelman and Lucy Tompkins on the life changing work in support of the homeless going on in the city of Houston.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry, social justice

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