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Case Worker Burnout = Turnover

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

Burnout

Over the course of the 20th century, as American society became ever more complex, industrialized, urbanized, and a safe haven for the world's most vulnerable, our society gradually became more socially conscious and the case worker's burden more laden. The paperwork required for patient safety, privacy, accountability, and continuity has grown algebraically alongside documentation to secure funding. More vulnerable clients with more complex problems requiring more complex documentation have begun to overwhelm the modern caseworker and "burnout" is becoming epidemic. Social service professionals are particularly susceptible because of the high levels of empathy required by their jobs. Striving to ease the suffering of clients who are often in crisis leads to emotional and physical depletion, and case worker burnout is the primary cause of the high turnover rate in social services.

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Topics: case worker stress relief, social workers, case manager stress relief

Tips for Running a Successful Holiday Toy Drive for Needy Children

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 19, 2022 12:30:00 AM

Case workers involved in health and human services are in a unique position to be aware of families in the communities struggling to make ends meet. 

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Topics: Child Welfare, Homeless & Food Pantry, Fun Stuff

5 Simple Ways to Manage Your Caseload Effectively

Posted by Inise Mayfield on Oct 18, 2022 12:30:00 PM

Struggling with staying on top of all of your cases?  Worried that someone may fall through the cracks?  Not sure how you can possibly help all of your clients achieve their best outcome?

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Foster Care, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare Team Blog's

How To Write The Perfect Fundraising Letter

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 18, 2022 10:10:00 AM

As a manager of a nonprofit agency, you are aware that one of the most effective tactics in the fundraising plan for your nonprofit is a persuasive fundraising letter, but it can be challenging to write one that is effective. It calls for thought and some reworking. However, if you are successful, you'll give your organization the chance to help more people than if you only used email. Here are some guidelines for crafting the ideal letter for fundraising.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, nonprofit funding

One on One

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 18, 2022 9:59:09 AM

No police department killed George Floyd. One policeman did. Yes, others stood by and are responsible for valuing institutional loyalty over human life. But in the end, it was one individual policeman who committed this heinous crime.

“People’s impressions of the police are influenced by the police. The greatest influence is [an individual’s] personal interactions and the personal interactions of their friends and families," says Darrel W. Stephens, MS, co-director of the Policing, Security Technology, and Private Security Research and Policy Institute at Florida State University.

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Topics: social issues

How Case Management Software Impacts Foster Care Services

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 17, 2022 10:45:00 AM

There are about 424,000 kids in foster care in the US, according to surveys . More than 5% of these kids have been in foster care for 5 years or longer, proving what social workers have been saying all along: better management of foster care needs to be a priority!  Numerous governmental and nonprofit organizations work to enhance foster care and find these kids and teenagers better homes.

Foster care service providers can benefit greatly from case management software for social workers. Let's look at how foster care software can benefit your organization and, in turn, enable social workers to provide better services to those you serve.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, human services software

Why Collaboration and Data are Important for Social Workers to Succeed

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

The goal of social workers is to support their local communities. However, given the incredibly rapid requirements in all areas of their work, from case management, collaboration with stakeholders, to the procedure of client data intake, social workers must take into consideration new procedures, processes, and innovative approaches to the system.

Check out the best practices that social workers can employ to advance their initiatives and impact by utilizing data, encouraging client collaboration, and maximizing outcomes for individuals and communities.

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Topics: collaboration, project management, Post Pandemic

4 Ways to Become a Stronger Advocate for Your Health

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 12, 2022 11:28:48 AM

Today's blog is written by guest blogger, Sharon Wagner, from Senior Friendly.  We truly appreciate her for sharing these helpful insights for our readers. 

Perhaps you've developed a chronic health condition in the past year, or maybe you're simply getting older and attending more checkups and routine doctor's appointments as a result. Knowing when to speak up for yourself when it comes to your health is a valuable skill. Learn more about becoming a stronger advocate for your health in order to maximize your doctor's appointments and get the best out of your treatment.

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Topics: public health, healthcare issues

How a Holistic Human Approach Can Increase the Success of Non-Profits

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

Non-profit and humanitarian organizations frequently address some of the most significant social issues. Whether assisting individuals and families in navigating the effects or addressing issues like homelessness, mental health cases, or drug misuse, their work is crucial to helping people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Additionally, a number of NGOs have had to reevaluate their operating capabilities, goals, and vision due to a significant increase in caseloads over the previous year. In many ways, this trying time gives NGOs a chance to grow and mature, enhancing their ability to offer prompt assistance and care. A fully human perspective could boost nonprofits effectiveness by empowering them to excel at their core missions and providing people with the resources and services they require to succeed.

Here's how NGOs can adopt a wholistic human perspective to promote better results.

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Topics: case management workflow, nonprofit management

Case Workers in Family Services Benefit from Social Services Software

Posted by Mandy Frary on Oct 9, 2022 3:37:00 PM

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

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