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Human Trafficking

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 5, 2023 8:30:00 AM

Few Americans can look at "human trafficking" with clear vision. The legacy of slavery in America is so distasteful that we prefer to remain in denial and look away from this modern iteration of slavery. Latin American countries, however, where many of the victims are preyed upon, take a much harder look at this criminal depravity and proactively strive to curtail its devastation.

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Topics: Special Reports, Victim Services, human trafficking, social issues

Too Much Pride....

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 25, 2021 10:45:00 AM

On a recent call with a professor in the social work department at a large Eastern university, we asked him what he saw as the human race's most vexing social problem. His answer was fascinating and quite unexpected. Below find excerpts from that conversation.

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Topics: Special Reports, education, public health, social issues

Beyond Global Warming

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 17, 2019 7:30:00 AM

The climate change debate has centered on global warming for the last 10 years. Because the science tends to be arcane and somewhat opaque, the debate has become clouded with opinion rather than fact. However, the impact of severe weather events cannot be ignored.

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Topics: Special Reports, public health, social issues

An Agency Guide to Upgrading Case Management Software...

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As social service agencies grow and new case management software is introduced into the market, finding the right software to fit your agency’s size and mission can be a daunting task.

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Topics: Special Reports, FAMCare Tips and Tools

Criminal Justice Reform Has Only Just Begun

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 2, 2016 8:28:00 AM

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, Special Reports

Teachers... Unappreciated and Under Compensated

Posted by George Ritacco on Aug 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Much of the current political debate centers around:

  • The loss of jobs and opportunities for the middle class-
  • Whether college should be free for all Americans-
  • How the Millennials can be expected to pay back the $ 1.3 trillion of college debt they have accumulated when they are left to default to jobs in McDonald’s-
  • The job flight to third world countries causing the plight of our rust belt industrial inner cities-
  • The cycle of crime and destitution that imprisons undereducated minorities-
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Topics: Special Reports, Government

Do You Bring Out the Best?

Posted by Danielle Ritacco on Feb 25, 2016 3:39:00 PM

My daughter recently competed in an oratorical competition titled “How my best brings out the best in others”.  As I watched her list out traits she thought influenced others to be their best and listen to her practice her speech, I thought “What is my best”?   Am I doing my best to bring out the best, the “talent”, in my family, my friends, even my co-workers?  How do my actions influence those I work with?

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Topics: Special Reports, FAMCare Tips and Tools

What Makes Good Projects Go Bad?

Posted by Jasmine Brooks on Feb 24, 2016 1:10:16 PM

No one wants their project to fail or go over budget however, this is a common occurrence due, in part, to poor planning at the onset of the project planning process.  Identifying the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How are the first steps to creating a successful Project Team and Project Plan. Taking the time to ensure that you pick the right team, ensure that your team has the appropriate knowledge, providing a clear communication process and timelines will certainly put your project on the right path.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Special Reports, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

Why Reinvent The Wheel If There’s A Wheel That Will Already Work?

Posted by April Freund on Feb 10, 2016 4:36:42 PM

The software industry is still a relatively “young” industry- think car manufacturing, steel manufacturing etc. begun more than a hundred years ago versus software starting in the 50’s but only becoming widespread in the late 80’s/early 90's. There is also the creative side of software design that enters the picture. Because of this there are many temptations to have a homegrown system built just for your organization.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Special Reports, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

How Do You Alleviate Double, Triple, or Even Quadruple Data Entry?

Posted by Chris Freund on Jan 21, 2016 4:31:39 PM

While working on an implementation at a customer site, I observed a caseworker in Michigan entering data into a SACWIS (State Automated Child Welfare Information System) computer system, then immediately enter the same data (plus some that SACWIS didn’t have) into the agency’s own system.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Social Services Industry News, Special Reports, Technology Speak

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