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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

How Nonprofits Are Helping Job Seekers Find Jobs

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 20, 2022 10:00:00 AM

During the COVID-19 crisis, almost 9.6 million Americans lost their jobs. Searching for the right job is difficult, with continuous rejection and unpleasant interviews. Job-search stress has been connected to mental health problems like depression and anxiety.  Fortunately, non-profit organizations are working to open new doors for unemployed people to help them find a job. Nonprofits that specialize in workforce development provide job seekers with the resources and training they require to find work and succeed. A startling number of individuals are now receiving assistance from nonprofits that focus on workforce development.

Let's explore how unemployment contributes to mental health concerns and how nonprofits assist job seekers in finding the right job.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, mental health, Covid-19, workforce development

Where Have All the Flowers Gone...

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

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to recede after killing 1,000,000 of our fellow citizens in two years, social workers who deal in public policy are asking the question, "How did our society let this deadly disease get so out of control and do so much damage?"

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Topics: social workers, Covid-19, Pandemic, social issues

PTSD

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

The entire civilized world is suffering from a form of collective PTSD. Social workers report being overwhelmed with cases of alcoholism, drug addiction, anxiety, divorce, depression, and suicide. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says: "Suicide rates in the United States are often the result of circumstances beyond the individual's control. People who die by suicide report an unshakeable feeling of dread, despair, loneliness, and hopelessness."

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Topics: mental health, Covid-19, Pandemic

NGOs and Covid-19:  How Are Organizations Adapting to The Pandemic?

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 17, 2022 7:00:00 AM

COVID-19 has drastically changed the whole world. From food shortages to problems in the healthcare sector, we’ve seen a wide range of problems since the start of the pandemic in 2020. In these challenging circumstances, NGOs play a vital role in helping individuals get their lives back on track.

Here's a few examples of how NGO's are adapting in an ever-changing pandemic era.  They are finding different ways to rise to the needs and demands placed on them during these turbulent times. 

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Topics: social services software, Covid-19, Pandemic

BENEVOLENT AGEISM "They Treat Me Like I’m Old and Stupid"

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 9, 2022 10:45:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused social workers to take a closer look at their ingrained prejudices when dealing with the aged. Robert N. Butler coined the term “ageism" in 1969 to describe attitudes, practices, and policies that discriminate against older people. Ageism occurs when people face stereotypes, prejudice, or discrimination because of their age. The assumption that all older people are frail and helpless is a common, incorrect stereotype. Prejudice can consist of feelings such as “older people are unpleasant and difficult to deal with.” Discrimination is evident when older adults’ needs aren’t recognized and respected or when they’re treated less favorably than younger people. Social workers who work with the elderly are realizing that even in their minds age is “a category of difference” like race and gender, but unlike race and gender, age positions older adults as a homogenous group with similar needs.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, what social workers do, senior care, Covid-19, social issues

COVID-19 and Mental Health-The Role of Social Services Organizations

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 4, 2022 2:40:51 PM

It’s been estimated that globally, around 76 million people have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders due to the pandemic. Many of these people were healthy individuals with no previously diagnosed mental health issues. Others were already diagnosed with mental health issues, but the virus served as a trigger for their disorders and made them worse.

Nonetheless, social workers across the US have played an important role in ensuring that people suffering from mental health issues during the pandemic have the necessary psychological support to survive the pandemic.

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Topics: mental health, human services software, Covid-19

Why the Post-COVID World Faces an Imminent Need for Case Managers

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM

COVID-19 has affected the world and its societies at unprecedented levels. Ever since the first few cases were reported in the US, things have been spiraling out of the control for both governments and healthcare authorities alike.

A lot of families have lost their loved ones while others are dealing with the long-term side effects of the virus. It’s not as easy for them to adapt to the new normal that others are embracing.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, case management software, social services software, Covid-19

OUD Opioid Use Disorder

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 30, 2021 11:22:24 AM

Nearly 500,000 people died from opioid overdoses from 1999-2019. This epidemic of opioid overdose deaths can be outlined in three distinct waves.

  1. The first wave began with increased prescribing of opioids in the 1990s, with overdose deaths involving prescription opioids (natural and semi-synthetic opioids and methadone) increasing since at least 1999.
  2. The second wave began in 2010, with rapid increases in overdose deaths involving heroin.
  3. The third wave began in 2013, with significant increases in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, particularly those involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl. More than 14,000 deaths involving illicitly manufactured synthetics occurred in 2019, which is equivalent to about 38 deaths per day.

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Topics: mental health, social workers, what social workers do, Covid-19, Pandemic, addiction recovery

New Features in FAMCare's Covid-19 Tracking Tools

Posted by Kim Hickman on Oct 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

We listen to our clients about what they need from their Case Management Software!  These needs drive us to make improvements and develop solutions that just make sense.  Since we introduced our Covid-19 forms and tools last year, the landscape surrounding this pandemic has changed, our client's needs have changed.  Our FAMCare development team listened!  They developed solutions that help our clients manage the changing environment effectively. 

Enjoy watching this short video overview of FAMCare's COVID-19 Tracking, Mapping and Reporting Tools.

To view additional information about our COVID-19 Data Tracking, Mapping and Reporting Tools click here

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Topics: FAMCare, How Clients Use FAMCare, FAMCare Videos, Covid-19

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