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Come Get This Child

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 18, 2021 10:45:00 AM

Foster Care to Adoption

Of the 428,000 children in foster care in the U.S., over 30% cannot be returned to their families and are waiting to be adopted. 135,000 children are adopted each year and there are currently 1.5 million adopted children in the United States. 59% are from the child welfare (or foster) system. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own because they have been abused, neglected or abandoned. These children are in the temporary custody of the state while their birth parents are given the opportunity to complete services that will allow the children to be returned to them if it is in the children’s best interest. Unfortunately, 30% of them never make it.

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Topics: Foster Care, Adoption, social workers, what social workers do, Family and Child Welfare

Ethical Sensitivity...Child Protective Services

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 21, 2021 11:21:38 AM

Social work is filled with disconcerting moral challenges.  In child protective services, practitioners are called on to investigate reports of abuse or neglect of children. Once they have investigated the allegations and considered all relevant facts, these social workers have to make daunting decisions about whether to remove the alleged victim from their homes and find alternative housing arrangements. These decisions affect the parents, the children, and the family at large. Rest assured, social workers are aware that, even as they are trying to prevent the child from suffering abuse or neglect, someone is about to suffer. The cases these professionals are called upon to handle are rarely black and white.

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Topics: Foster Care, social workers, what social workers do

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, Family and Child Welfare

Corona Virus - Impact on Foster Care

Posted by GVT Admin on May 26, 2020 9:33:00 AM

“Shelter in place. Stay at home. Self-isolation. Quarantine. Important measures for slowing and overcoming the spread of COVID-19. But for survivors living with violence, abuse, and assault, these terms mean something else: trapped.” (NPQ, May 8, 2020, Drew Adams)

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Topics: Foster Care

Greetings from Global Vision Technologies

Posted by George Ritacco on Jan 22, 2020 12:30:00 PM

 

As 2019 is now behind us and we look forward to 2020 - we here at Global Vision Technologies would like to express our thanks to all of the caseworkers, foster care parents, healthcare providers and so many others who have taken responsibility for our country’s most vulnerable resource - children and families.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, social workers

Thoughts on the Family First Prevention Services Act

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 3, 2019 11:44:54 AM

About a year ago, President Trump signed the Family First Prevention Service Act into law. Social workers engaged in child and family care praised the legislation as the first “prevention” measure to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care. The act emphasized the importance of children growing up in families and helps ensure children are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like setting appropriate to their special needs when foster care is needed.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Government, grants, nonprofit funding, social services

How Social Services Software Can Help Caseworkers Better Understand Family Situations

Posted by Mandy Frary on Dec 21, 2018 11:11:15 AM

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

A Social Worker Celebrates Christmas

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 14, 2017 12:43:30 PM

“I was brought up in a household where Christmas meant fun, laughter, presents and lots of food. Christmas was my favorite time of the year,” a social worker, who prefers to remain anonymous, began her Christmas story. “I guess that’s why, when I began my career in social work, it startled me to realize that for most of the children in my care Christmas was a very difficult time.” 

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Topics: Foster Care, Homeless & Food Pantry

A Foster Care Success Story to Share - The Bailey Family Story

Posted by Samantha Stephan on Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Wanted to share an inspirational story of foster care that turned into an adoption in Arkansas.  Meet Chase and the Bailey family and watch this short video.  https://vimeo.com/202694305 

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Foster Care

A little about Comfort Cases...

Posted by Samantha Stephan on Feb 17, 2017 2:59:52 PM

Hey everyone!

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Videos

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