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, 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 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.

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Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Team Northwoods

16 Inspirational iPad Wallpapers for Social Workers

Being a social worker can be challenging. After a difficult home visit, court hearing, 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 inspirational wallpapers for your iPad, tablet, or desktop to help you keep 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 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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Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Team Northwoods

How a Well-Designed Taxonomy Can Increase Your Agency’s ECM Success

Editor’s note: The right taxonomy is just one element of modern technology that’s designed to put the human back in human services. Read our new post, Not Your Average Electronic Document Management System, to learn more about what features can make information more searchable, discoverable, and useable.

Resourceful human services agencies are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to modernize their enterprise content management system (ECM/ECMS) and/or electronic document management system (EDMS). The stakes are high on these large projects, and there’s a great deal of pressure placed on the agency’s IT leaders and staff to succeed.

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