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FAMCare Fundamentals...Provider and Community Resource Mapping Options

Posted by Kim Hickman on Jul 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

It's our business to find solutions for the problems our diverse group of clients face..big or small, simple or complex!  That's what we do! 

By integrating Google API mapping tools into our FAMCare system we have found that its a game changer.  We know casework is never simple, but we love offering solutions to make it EASIER, FASTER, and therefore more EFFICIENT

This FAMCare Fundamentals is the final in a three part series of videos that puts the spotlight on our Mapping Features.  Please click on the links to watch the previous videos, Mapping Client Based Services and Caseload Mapping Features.

We hope you enjoy this short overview! 

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Topics: FAMCare, How Clients Use FAMCare, FAMCare Videos, social workers, Case Workers, Mapping Feature, FAMCare Fundamentals

FAMCare Fundamentals...Caseload Mapping Features

Posted by Kim Hickman on Jun 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Solution as defined by Websters is an action or process of solving a problem.  It doesn't specify the severity of the problem or the complexity of the solution.  We here at GVT love to find solutions for the problems our clients face... big or small, simple or complex! 

This FAMCare Fundamentals is part two of a series of videos that focuses on our Mapping Features (Click Here For Part One...Mapping Features Client Based Services). 

Our mapping system appears simple but yet it's a remarkable solution.  We know casework is never simple, but we love offering solutions to make it EASIER, FASTER and therefore more EFFICIENT

Enjoy this short overview! 

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, How Clients Use FAMCare, FAMCare Videos, social workers, Case Workers, Mapping Feature, FAMCare Fundamentals

FAMCare Fundamentals...Mapping Features Client Based Services

Posted by Kim Hickman on May 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In this FAMCare Fundamentals we tackle a problem that many social workers and case managers face. That problem is how to quickly locate available services that are near their clients. 

We have integrated Google API mapping tools to help with location services within your FAMCare system.

Your agency's success is tied to your ability to integrate best practices in everyday caseworker activities.  Casework isn't simple, but it can be EASIER!  The mapping feature not only makes casework easier, it makes it FASTER and therefore more EFFICIENT!

Watch this short overview.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, How Clients Use FAMCare, FAMCare Videos, social workers, Case Workers, Mapping Feature, FAMCare Fundamentals

Elder Fraud... A Growing Problem

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 28, 2021 11:30:00 AM

We were surprised by the results of our recent mini-poll, when we asked six case workers serving our elder population what they considered the most pressing current problem elders are facing. 3 out of 6 (50%) said, "internet scams". Internet scams?! What’s going on now? What kind of scoundrel would cheat the elderly out of the last of their nest egg?

Case workers tell us that the shameful practice of scamming seniors is on the rise. With the elderly population growing, seniors racked up more than $3 billion in losses this past year. Case workers say that the heart-breaking irony of elder fraud is that seniors are targeted because they tend to be trusting and polite.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, Case Workers, seniors, Elderly, Elder Fraud

Juvenile Justice...A Success Story

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 21, 2021 12:30:00 PM

Case workers in Juvenile Justice have long been concerned about a subversive movement in the back halls of Congress and many state houses to erase any distinction between young offenders and adult criminals. As recently as the 1990s almost all 50 states overhauled their juvenile justice laws, allowing more youths to be tried as adults and scrapping long-time protections to help rehabilitate delinquent kids and prevent future crimes. Only ignorance of the history of juvenile justice in United States could be responsible for a now subdued but continued movement to “simplify” criminal justice by merging juveniles and adults together in the eyes of the law. May we take a moment to remind everyone how our juvenile justice system evolved to its present effective state.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, social justice, Case Workers

FAMCare Fundamentals...FAMCare Demographics Form

Posted by Kim Hickman on Dec 16, 2020 11:19:32 AM

This FAMCare Fundamentals focuses on the Demographics Form.  This short video walks you through the demographics form in FAMCare. The demographics form can include other summary tables and be your one stop area for collecting various pieces of information making it faster for caseworkers to detail records.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare, How Clients Use FAMCare, FAMCare Videos, social services software, social workers, Case Workers, FAMCare Fundamentals

Case Workers And COVID Care

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 7, 2020 1:15:00 AM

While singing the praises of our dedicated case workers during the coronavirus pandemic, I have received numerous inquiries from readers who do not know what case workers do in hospital and post-care settings. Apparently, the critical role of medical social workers is not clear to the general public. I thought it best, therefore, to let them speak for themselves.

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Topics: Covid-19, Pandemic, Case Workers, Medical Social Worker

Aging Out...Child and Family Care

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 19, 2020 10:26:50 AM

                     


“An 18-year-old sleeps in a doorway of a public building with nothing but a tattered blanket to shield him from the cold wind. He took little more than the clothes on his back when his foster parents demanded that he leave home. He hasn’t been in touch with his biological parents in years. None of his friends’ parents will allow him to spend a night on their sofa. And he’s unfamiliar with the nearest homeless shelter.” (S
ocial Work Today, Vol. 19, P.24, Nadine Hasenecz, MSW, LSW)

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Topics: Foster Care, social justice, Case Workers, Family and Child Welfare

The Case Worker's Fuel

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 5, 2020 2:54:42 PM

Social workers practice in schools, hospitals, psychiatric clinics, juvenile courts, prisons, police departments, and a range of other settings. Current practice demands collaboration between social workers and the professionals who dominate these agencies. But the Covid-19 Pandemic has presented case workers with a variety of new challenges.

Homeless

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Topics: Covid-19, Frontlines, Pandemic, Case Workers

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