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Secondary trauma in child welfare professionals is at a crisis stage. To help address the crisis, RedMane’s Nicole Fuller facilitated a panel discussion where academics and expert practitioners shared leading intervention models and self-care strategies to build resiliency for child welfare professionals.
Game Changing: Caseworkers say Child Welfare Mobile Technology Improves Outcomes and Increases Staff Satisfaction
At a recent American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) led session, caseworkers from across North America said their first-hand experience with child welfare mobile technology showed it makes everything easier, saves time, and improves family engagement.
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is live with a powerful and modern Mandated Reporter Portal. Tens of thousands of healthcare professionals, teachers, and other required reporters can now quickly and securely submit suspected child abuse and neglect information online through an easy to use website.
Child welfare agencies are in a staff retention crisis that is impacting children and busting agency budgets. Of all things, targeted use of modern technology has shown it can improve front-line worker job satisfaction, which can stem the tide of attrition and improve child and family outcomes.
Social workers rely heavily on professional judgement when determining a course of action. Too often though, they must make time-critical decisions regarding safety with only limited data. Or, they have raw data available, but not in a form that helps their understanding or gives them much needed context for a given situation.
Laura Polk has joined RedMane Technology to help RedMane clients improve child safety, permanency, and well-being through modern technology. She brings over 25 years of experience in child welfare as a foster parent, foster/adoptive parent, social worker, trainer, technology leader, and proponent of believing data drives better outcomes for workers, managers, directors, and state and national leaders.
Nicole Fuller, MSW has joined RedMane Technology to help RedMane clients transform their human services operations and modernize their technology to better strengthen families and protect children.
Now more than ever, agencies need to revolutionize the way caseworkers work. High worker turn-over and too many children in out-of-home placements are leading to exploding costs at a time when budgets are being squeezed. RedMane’s mCase Child Welfare Mobile is the rapidly deployable, cost-effective route to reduce turnover, focus more on prevention, and start the modernization process.
Recent analysis by the QIC-WD indicates Virginia’s child welfare modernization, which includes equipping several thousand staff with RedMane’s mCase mobile solution, is freeing valuable caseworker time for more critical work and improving overall caseworker job satisfaction. The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) is funded by the Children’s Bureau at the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
RedMane Technology LLC today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards in the Diversity and Inclusion Changemaker category for its work helping create sustainable impact in communities.