We Choose All of Us: Moving from Theory to Practice

As we move closer to the OCADSV annual conference I have had the chance to reflect on the reason the theme “Moving from Theory to Practice” is so important to our community. It is a common saying used heavily in academia, especially in social work circles. For those of you that don’t speak this language, just know that when you answer the hotline, go to court, or sort donations you are practicing the theory that we are a community that needs one another to thrive and be our best.

This begins on the individual level when you first the meet the client, as the client moves through the process, the community resources and support are paramount. Finally, you want to think about where the funds came from in order for you to provide these services.  Sometimes practice means tracking the number of clients you worked with each month.

Osnium in April (or April in Osnium?)

It’s April and things have really ramped up with the Osnium OS-soft rollout. At this point there are three things that you need to be on top of to ensure your experience with the new database goes as smoothly as possible. Hopefully you have installed Osnium at your agency and have started to enter data so that you can learn the new database’s ins and outs. As we press forward, here are the things you need to be aware of and do.