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Dark Data Defined: What It Means and Why It's Critical for Child Welfare

Child welfare agencies need to be able to surface “dark data”—critical, but hidden information—to make informed, confident decisions and reduce trauma to kids. Learn what causes dark data in child welfare and why it's so significant to each life you and your agency cares for as you support their hope for a brighter future.

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10 Tips on Self-Care for Social Work

Social workers often spend so much time supporting others that they overlook the importance of taking care of themselves. The rewards of being a social worker are plentiful, but the job can take its toll—mentally and physically. Learn 10 simple ways social workers can practice self-care, manage stress, and boost their well-being.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Human Services Technology Implementation

Rolling out new technology at your agency? How you communicate the change, the team that manages the process, the approach you take to training, and the way you solicit and use feedback can all impact your chances of high and consistent user adoption. Learn what to do—and what not to do—to set yourself up for success.

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Beyond SACWIS: What’s Really in a Case File?

Social workers need access to complete case information to make quick, well-informed decisions. However, often not all the data they need is readily available—especially in the field. Explore how social workers can capture, access, and use client and case data to make better informed decisions—any time, anywhere.

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Breaking the Burnout Cycle

Job stress, paperwork burden, and inefficient tools are key factors that cause social workers to burn out. What's worse, when one worker leaves, each that remains has to pick up the pieces, causing even more stress and strain. Learn what you can do to break the cycle and minimize social worker burnout.

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Child Safety: Protecting Children by the Numbers

The job of a Child Protective Services (CPS) director is one of the most demanding and unique in the social work field. The responsibilities of managing staff and operations don’t end at five o’clock because neither do the critical needs of children. Ask yourself: am I doing all I can to ensure child safety?

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5 Hurdles Blocking Social Worker Productivity

Time spent on paperwork, accessing information in the field, limited time with clients, burnout, and data collection and quality are five major hurdles that can get in the way of social worker productivity. Learn more about each of these critical issues and what can be done to avoid them.

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The Root of Social Worker Burnout

There's an unrealistic expectation that social workers can meet ever-increasing caseload demands, while directors are expected to meet the growing demands of the state, their clients, and their staff. The result? Burnout. Learn the root causes of social worker burnout so you can take the right steps toward addressing them.

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The Real Cost of Compliance

It’s a given that complete, accurate, and readily accessible documentation is a critical component of compliance best practices in human services. Learn how compliance-related issues and tasks—specifically audit preparation—are impacting day-to-day operations within human services agencies.

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