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Cabarrus Co. buys iPads to help investigate child abuse cases - WSOC-TV

Friday, February 7, 2014 [In the News]

Cabarrus Co. buys iPads to help investigate child abuse cases - WSOC-TV

Sorting and scanning documents is a big part of how social workers input and gather information for child abuse investigations in Cabarrus County. But soon, a group of investigators will be able access to those critical files and more with a few taps on an iPad.

Read more on wsoctv.com

Technology in Social Work Boosts  Productivity and Worker Morale - NACHSA Networker

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 [In the News]

Technology in Social Work Boosts Productivity and Worker Morale - NACHSA Networker

Drowning in paperwork, the Fairfield County Child and Adult Protective Services (CPS) in Lancaster, Ohio worked to create a truly mobile social worker. That move is saving up to two days per week per social worker, empowering workers to create stronger relationships with families and achieve better outcomes. 

Read more in National Association of County Human Services Administrators' Networker (page 14)

North Carolina County Invests in Social Work App - Government Technology

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 [In the News]

North Carolina County Invests in Social Work App - Government Technology

Cabarrus County, N.C., has approved the use of a mobile application to help social workers manage child protection cases.

Read more on govtech.com

Cabarrus Looks To Arm Social Workers With iPads - WFAE

Friday, December 6, 2013 [In the News]

Cabarrus Looks To Arm Social Workers With iPads - WFAE

Social workers across the country are trading in their notepads for tablets. A handful of the state's counties have gone digital and now Cabarrus County is looking to join their ranks.  

Read more on WFAE.com

Tablets could get help for abused children more quickly - Independent Tribune

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 [In the News]

Tablets could get help for abused children more quickly - Independent Tribune

Getting an abused child out of a dangerous situation can mean the difference between life and death, and that’s why Child Protective Services Director Derrick Heath said his department needs better technology now.

Read more on IndependentTribune.com

Social workers use technology to help abuse victims - WKOW

Monday, October 21, 2013 [In the News]

Social workers use technology to help abuse victims - WKOW

Dane County Child Protection Services using new app to help victims.

Watch story on WKOW.com

New iPad app helps social workers manage increasing amount of cases - WKOW

Monday, October 21, 2013 [In the News]

New iPad app helps social workers manage increasing amount of cases - WKOW

A new interactive program is helping social workers to spend more time with victims by cutting down on paperwork.

Watch story on WKOW.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013 [Press Releases]

Social Services Agencies Designing the Mobile Social Worker of the Future

Three child protective services agencies in Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are implementing a new mobile solution for social workers to improve child safety, compliance and worker satisfaction.

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A Case Managing Tablet? - OpenPlacement

Monday, July 29, 2013 [In the News]

A Case Managing Tablet? - OpenPlacement

As technology continues to improve its application within social work and healthcare are proving to be infinite. Most recently, the emergence of a system utilizing tablets has helped case workers to save time and increase productivity exponentially.

Read more on OpenPlacement.com

DSS Gets NACo Award - Washington Daily News

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 [In the News]

DSS Gets NACo Award - Washington Daily News

Beaufort County’s Department of Social Services has earned an award from the National Association of Counties.

Read more on WDNWeb.com