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Our blog isn’t about us. It’s about you. We discuss business challenges and real issues human service agencies and caseworkers face everyday. You’ll find traditional human services software articles about things like document management for human services and social work technology. But you’ll also find inspirational stories to boost caseworkers’ spirits and tools to help agencies find and gain support for technology in human services.

Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Jovanna Pugh

Lobby Lines a Thing of the Past for San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (HSA) has one of the busiest lobbies in California, with up to 2,000 clients visiting each day. San Joaquin County is using technology to make sure every client’s needs are met quickly and effectively.

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Posted Monday, January 12, 2015 by Rich Bowlen

96% of Social Workers Want Mobile Technology

How important is mobile technology in social work? We wanted to learn more so we surveyed members of the National Association of Social Workers and asked two questions, “Do you think mobile technology would help you do your job?” and, “Is mobile technology for social workers a priority for your organization?” The results are in and we found that they confirm our belief in the important role that technology plays in a social worker's life.

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Posted Monday, December 29, 2014 by Team Northwoods

10 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Busy Social Workers on the Go!

10 healthy, super-easy lunch ideas for social workers that require little prep time and just a handful of easy-to-find ingredients.

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Posted Monday, December 22, 2014 by Team Northwoods

Top Five Northwoods Blog Posts in 2014

We’ve had another great year here at Northwoods. As we welcome the beginning of 2015 we want to take a look back at the top five most viewed blogs on our website in 2014. Please check out any of these blogs that you may have missed, or even take a second look at some favorites. Here are the top five blogs starting with blog post number five:

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Posted Monday, December 1, 2014 by Team Northwoods

The 25 Days of Holiday Gifts for the Social Worker in Your Life

With the holidays coming up it is the perfect time to thank the friend, family member, or coworker who is a social worker. We have a new Pinterest board with a series of ideas that would be great gifts for the social worker in your life.

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Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Team Northwoods

5 Tips for Keeping Children Safe and Preventing Injuries

In honor of Child Safety and Prevention Month, we compiled five tips for keeping children safe and preventing injuries. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or baby sitter, it is crucial to educate yourself about keeping children safe and injury free.

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Posted Monday, November 24, 2014 by Rich Bowlen

Mobile App for Social Workers Helps Dane County Cut Staff Turnover in Half

To tell the story of how Dane County DSS is overcoming staff turnover and paperwork challenges, Northwoods is pleased to present this case study about how mobile social workers in child protective services are saving time on documentation to focus their attention on what really matters: protecting children and strengthening families.

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Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 by Team Northwoods

5 Must-Haves for Mobile Technology in CPS

This list of the 5 must-haves for mobile technology in CPS will help agencies find a social services software solution that enhances mobile social workers’ daily work with families and complements their work in SACWIS.

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Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Rich Bowlen

Beaufort County Reduces Turnover, Expenses with Social Services Software

Northwoods is pleased to present this case series about how Beaufort County Department of Social Services' child protective services, adult services, and income maintenance units are using technology in social work to save time on documentation and focus on families.

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Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Team Northwoods

Stand Together With Georgia Cares

This guest blog from the executive director of Georgia Cares, Heather Stockdale, raises awareness about ending domestic minor sex trafficking.

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