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Managing the Challenges of Social Work Case Management

Social Work Case Management

Social work case management is a particularly challenging field. It requires as understanding of many different types of case management all rolled together in one. As a result, many social workers complain about the amount of time they have to spend properly handling the documentation and management of their cases, and they lament how this takes them away from spending adequate time with their clients. As a result, this can be an incredibly frustrating model under which to operate.

However, with the advent of new programs and services to help ease the burden of client tracking, social work case management no longer has to be so challenging. Read on to learn how you can integrate a new system in order to lighten your case management load this year.
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How to Improve Your Case Management Assessment Process

Case Management Assessment

The case management assessment is the first step in the case management process and truly sets the stage for the entire journey. This journey can vary widely depending on the outcomes of the assessment and the type of services required by the individual who is being assessed. However, most organizations only devote a limited amount of attention to this part of the process. They may have a form which standardizes some of the intake proceedings, or they may just rely on the case manager to ask the right questions to accurately assess the client’s needs.

Such a haphazard methodology of case management assessment needs to join the rest of the case management process in the modern era, and with the right tools and technology, this is a problem which can easily be addressed.

Read on to find out what your organization needs to improve their case management assessment process.
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How Case Management Documentation and Note-taking Could Improve Your Organization’s Performance

Learn how proper case management Documentation improves performance
While it may sometimes feel like case management documentation and thorough notations can draw you away from the important work you do when you are face-to-face with clients, maintaining detailed records can have a significant  impact on the long-term success of both your organization and then individuals it serves. Having the proper software tools in place can also greatly ease your organization’s case management efforts and help keep the focus on creating successful outcomes for your clients, where it belongs.

Keep reading to learn how proper case management documentation & software tools can help your organization track client and constituent outcomes in the most effective way possible.
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How Can We Do Better At Delinquency Prevention?

Delinquency Prevention and Youth Training

The burden of delinquency prevention is widely distributed between parents, schools, non-profits, and governmental agencies at the federal, state and local levels. With so many diverse stakeholders, it is difficult to come to solid conclusions about who is responsible for protecting at-risk youth. While much of the research indicates that parents are the first line of defense in identifying and preventing delinquent behavior, parents tend to look to government agencies to create better delinquency prevention programs.

Keep reading to learn about the delinquency programs that currently exist and how government agencies and individuals can do better to minimize the instances of juvenile delinquency in society. read more