Foster Care & Kinship

Identify Connections for Placement and Permanency

Finding the best placement the first time for a child coming into care is every foster care or kinship social worker’s mission. But critical information about the child—relatives, behavioral issues, or medical history—is often hidden or virtually impossible to retrieve. Workers need that hidden information to find the right placement at the right time. This is a story about a worker who uses a child welfare case discovery solution, Traverse, to surface “dark data” to achieve permanence for children.

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“Northwoods is committed to human services and gets that business space. The technology is a tool that supports the mission of what we’re about here, and not the other way around.” JOHN PUGLESA
Houston County Department of Human Services