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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

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 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

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

What Sets Our Case Management Platform Apart?

Posted by George Ritacco on Aug 26, 2022 12:15:00 AM
 
FAMCare, an innovative and creative, human services-focused case management platform that is web-based, is different from others in the industry. Knowing the reasons that set it apart highlights the advantages it offers those individuals — the healthcare providers, caseworkers, foster care parents and countless others — who directly influence and care for the most vulnerable population in the country — children.
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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Adoption, FAMCare

A Sacred Duty

Posted by GVT Admin on May 18, 2022 10:45:00 AM

As stated in Article 40 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child:

"Every child in conflict with the law has the right to be treated in a manner that takes into account “the desirability of promoting [his/her] reintegration and [his/her] assuming a constructive role in society.”

 

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Topics: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, social workers, what social workers do, social issues

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Long-Term Health

Posted by GVT Admin on May 9, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Every child deserves a happy childhood, but unfortunately, many do not receive one.

A child's childhood can be filled with a variety of 'bad' experiences. While child abuse at the hands of guardians remains one of the major contributors, children can struggle with other adverse experiences as well. Whatever the negative childhood experience was, it can have a long-term negative impact on the child's health as an adult. This is due to the fact that early childhood and adolescence are highly formative years in a person's cognitive and personal development.

Here's how bad childhood experiences can affect your health for the rest of your life.

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Topics: Child Welfare, what social workers do, Family and Child Welfare

Tips for Child Welfare Organizations to Improve Handling of Caseloads

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 28, 2022 7:00:00 AM

In the United States, there are around 328,120 child welfare employees. However, given the rising number of cases of child abuse and neglect, as well as the demanding nature of the job, it's reasonable to state that there is a severe shortage of child and family social workers in the United States.

Bridging the gap between available employees and children in need of help can take years and need significant adjustments to the current system. But, in the meanwhile, here's how child welfare agencies might better manage greater caseloads.

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Topics: Child Welfare, human services software, Family and Child Welfare

Child Welfare Workers...Managing for Outcomes

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 23, 2022 10:45:00 AM

The focus of social work has shifted from providing immediate support as a safety net to the vulnerable to striving for a better long-term outcome for each client. In child and family services, the mission no longer ends at removing an endangered child from a dysfunctional household but now extends to how a Child Welfare Agency might help the child grow into a productive member of society. In other words, what will be the ultimate outcome for the child?

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Topics: Child Welfare, social workers, what social workers do, Family and Child Welfare, social issues

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