The FAMCare Blog

Predictive Risk Modeling

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In a recent issue of Social Work Today, Kate Jackson reported this troubling statistic:

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare

Teachers on Strike

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM
Teacher strikes are spreading across the country. In states where they are still woefully underpaid like Oklahoma and Arizona it is amazing that teachers can afford to go to work at all. But teachers in California and New York, on the other hand, are not striking strictly for pay increases. They are demanding more funding for education in general and are striking on behalf of their students who, they say, are being under-served in aging buildings without up-to-date technology, proper textbooks, or fundamental teaching aides. In other words, teachers are revolting against a perennial lack of proper funding for education across the country. How can the wealthiest country in the world fail to prioritize the education of its youth, when it is that very educational system that made it the wealthiest country in the world?
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Topics: Social Services Industry News, education

Changing Times... Jewish Federations of North America

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 11, 2018 11:52:45 AM

The Jewish Federations of North America brings together a network of 148 local federations which collectively raise and allocate more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services, and educational needs. The JFNA has spent three decades in an effort to create an ongoing mechanism that would productively connect local federations to a group of national Jewish organizations. Its mission was “to bring together seven national Jewish agencies and the Jewish federation network into a common space, promoting deeper relationships and creating synergy among them.”

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Fundraising Ideas

Focus... LA Unified School District

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 15, 2018 12:00:34 PM

Nonprofit's Role

There are 640,000 students currently registered in the Los Angeles Unified School District and 480,000 (75%) of them are Latinos. The LA. School Report reminds us that this past March 1st was the 50th anniversary of the big “blowout” when “thousands of young Latinos marched out of their East Los Angeles classrooms…for their right to be educated.”
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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Nonprofit General, education

Domestic Violence

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 7, 2018 12:51:47 PM

The US Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) defines domestic violence as a "pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner". The definition adds that domestic violence "can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender" and can take many forms.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

Beyond 12 Steps - Substance Abuse Treatment Model

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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It seems that society has always struggled with substance abuse. The human animal is uncomfortable with the constant torture of his normal brain chemistry and now and then seeks to escape to a more comfortable altered state. This, however, is a dangerous game. Apparently, we easily become addicted to the substances that alter brain chemistry and quickly slip into substance use disorders.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, mental health

Why Nonprofits Should Blog

Posted by George Ritacco on Jan 30, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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The Web

The modern era of nonprofit marketing began more than 25 years ago when nonprofits realized that without a website they were virtually out of business. Everyone went out immediately and launched a website.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Social Services Industry News, Nonprofit General

Attention Social Workers - We are Proud to Serve You

Posted by George Ritacco on Jan 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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I don’t know why we don’t say it more often, but the entire team here at Global Vision Technologies is proud to be of service to the social work profession. Social workers are the unsung and under-rewarded heroes of our democratic society. In a culture where individuals are taught to strive to “get-ahead” of one another, social workers police the boundaries of our responsibility to one another. They toil in obscurity supporting the vulnerable without the acclimation afforded the average policemen or firemen. Perhaps only schoolteachers get less respect or monetary reward, yet both are the noblest of the noble selfless professions.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

Health & Human Services 2018 Budget - A Cautionary Tale

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 9, 2018 9:18:00 AM

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services budget for 2018 is a healthy $1,131 Billion. To keep this astounding number in perspective, a trillion dollar plus budget for HHS is nothing new. In 2016 the total outlay for HHS was $1,103 Billion and in 2017 the number will come in close to $1,130 Billion.

The Health and Human Services budget is the backbone of our entire social services system. Here’s how this enormous amount of money will be spent:

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, FAMCare

Hackathons

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Nonprofit General

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