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Empathy To Burnout

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 18, 2023 10:45:00 AM

Research shows that social service professionals exhibit a greater capacity for empathy than most of their contemporaries in other professions. Studies also show that this “ability to understand and share the feelings of another” is what motivates well-meaning young people to go into social work in the first place. The irony, however, is that this same capacity to “share the feelings of another” is also the primary cause of burnout among caseworkers.

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Topics: case worker stress relief, case manager stress relief

How Much You Care

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 4, 2023 10:45:00 AM

We like to celebrate a New Year when the calendar turns its annual page. We believe that a “new” year offers us another chance to turn the bad into the good. However, case workers who work with the most vulnerable among us know that a “new year” is simply an artifice. Every day that case workers go into the office they believe they have an opportunity to turn the bad into the better. Every day is New Year’s Day for case workers.

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Topics: caseworkers, social workers, case manager stress relief

5 Tips to Help Social Workers Avoid Burnout

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 9, 2022 10:52:08 AM

Today's blog is written by guest blogger, Sharon Wagner, from Senior Friendly.  We truly appreciate her for sharing these wonderful insights for social workers to help avoid burnout.  

As a social worker, you’re dedicated to your job. You’ve chosen the path that God meant for you, and you truly love what you do. Yet it can be hard for you to set boundaries between your work and your life, which can quickly lead to burnout. If you’re struggling in your career, Global Vision Technologies has some tips to help you avoid stress and heal from burnout.

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Topics: case worker stress relief, case manager stress relief

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

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

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

Holiday Survival Guide For Social Workers:  2021 Edition

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 6, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Most of us have the luxury of spending the holidays relaxing with our loved ones. But not everyone’s that lucky. Some are separated from their families; others don’t have a home to go back to. And for many, this new year doesn’t hold the normal excitement. Many have experienced another long, dreadful year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

 And who is there for all of these vulnerable people during the holiday season? — Social workers, societies selfless care givers, of course!

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Topics: case worker stress relief, case manager stress relief

How Your Organization Can Provide Case Manager Stress Relief

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 1, 2019 8:12:00 AM

Being a case manager is stressful work. The hours are long. The caseloads are heavy. Budgets are tight. And you are often dealing with people facing some of the worst moments of their lives. We have discussed in previous posts different ways that social workers can achieve case manager stress relief. In this post we look at some organizational tactics to reduce stress for your case managers.

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

Case Manager Stress Relief Tips from Your Peers

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 5, 2019 8:42:00 AM

Nobody understands your stress and how to deal with it better than those in the trenches with you. In previous blogs we have shared ideas on both physical and mental ways to create some level of case manager stress relief. But for today’s post, we talked to case managers and mental health professionals who deal with the stress of the job every day and asked them to share the best ways they find stress relief.

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Topics: case management workflow, case management software, case worker stress relief, caseworkers, case manager stress relief

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