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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.

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Posted Thursday, December 8, 2016 by Team Northwoods

50 Holiday Gifts for Human Services Workers

'Tis the season to celebrate and say thank you to the social workers in your life.

Whether you're shopping for a friend, family member or colleague, we've curated 50 gift ideas designed with social workers in mind.

Check out our Pinterest board, A Holiday Gift Guide for Human Services, for more inspiration, or keep reading for a sampling of ideas to get you started. Happy holidays!

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Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Team Northwoods

Paperwork Problems No More for Lenoir County Adult and Family Services

Imagine for a second how much more you could accomplish each day if you were able to put the hour or two that you usually spent doing paperwork toward actually doing your job.

Oh, the possibilities!

For Lenoir County Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Adult and Family Services social workers, the ability to repurpose hours previously spent on documentation means more time to focus on engaging clients, building trust, and delivering more holistic, quality service. Even better? Their documentation is still up to date and accurate too.

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Posted Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Team Northwoods

The Secret Behind Lenoir County's Child Support Success

Type. Print. Cut. Paste. Print again. Repeat.
Type. Print. Cut. Paste. Print again. Repeat.

For child support caseworkers at Lenoir County Department of Social Services (DSS), creating court orders and motions was a tedious, paper-heavy, and time-consuming process.

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Posted Thursday, October 20, 2016 by Team Northwoods

Color For A Kid Benefitting Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®

Coloring is good for the mind, body, and soul. (Seriously, even CNN says it's true.)

Last year, we started handing out coloring pages and pencils at conferences, knowing that sometimes social workers just need a bit of a distraction to help them recharge and refocus. The coloring pages were so popular that we found ourselves running out at almost every event, which got us thinking ... What if we could use this simple activity to benefit workers and kids at the same time?

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Posted Monday, August 29, 2016 by Team Northwoods

The Do’s and Don’ts of Human Services Technology Implementation [Resource Recap]

Over the past few months, we’ve discussed a handful of factors that can make or break your human services technology implementation. Maybe you’ve read and bookmarked every post, or maybe this is your first time even realizing that this blog exists (in that case, hello!).

Either way, we thought it would be helpful to recap all the handy tips and tricks we’ve shared in an infographic The Do’s and Don’ts of Human Services Technology Implementation.

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Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Team Northwoods

15 Inspirational iPad Wallpapers for Social Workers

Being a social worker can be challenging. After a difficult home visit or day in the field, inspiration can be especially hard to come by. So, why not carry a little bit of it with you?

We created these 15 inspirational iPad wallpapers to help keep social workers going, even when the going gets tough. Save your favorite (or all of them, if you'd like!) for the next time you need a motivational boost when you're out in the field, or to remind yourself of the amazing work you're doing.

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