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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, 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 Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Team Northwoods

An Essential Reading List for Human Services Agency Directors

No matter how many different priorities human services agency directors juggle, one thing always remains the same: wanting to deliver the best possible experience and outcomes for the families that rely on your agency’s services.

That means carving out time to research what’s going on in the industry as a whole, what other agencies and programs are doing to improve service delivery, and what new tools and technology are emerging to help workers do their jobs better.

We’ve rounded up five of our favorite government, human services, and technology websites to help agency directors get ahead of the curve.

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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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Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Team Northwoods

Stand Together With Georgia Cares

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