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Learn more about Northwoods and technology in human services through our press releases and media articles featuring Northwoods and our customers.

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.

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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

Sunday, October 20, 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

Sunday, October 20, 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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 [Press Releases]

Jon Petersen Joins Northwoods as VP, Market Development

Northwoods today announced that Jon Petersen has been named vice president, market development. Petersen directs the identification, qualification and pursuit of strategic market opportunities for Northwoods, and works closely with strategic partners.

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Tablet suite saves case workers their most valuable commodity - GCN

Monday, April 15, 2013 [In the News]

Tablet suite saves case workers their most valuable commodity - GCN

Few employees have to be on the move as much as a government case worker in a county child protective or family services office. Unfortunately, many of these offices still use physical files that require the worker to return to the office up to several times a day to keep them up to date. Those offices that have partly moved to electronic files are not always equipped to handle workers making updates remotely.

Read more on GCN.com