Learn more about Northwoods and technology in human services through our press releases and media articles featuring Northwoods and our customers.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 [Press Releases]
Mesa County Department of Human Services is implementing Northwoods’ Traverse software to help Child Welfare case managers spend more time with children and families and less time on paperwork.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 [In the News]
Caseworkers in Mesa County will get a helping hand, thanks to technology. The Health and Human Services Department is buying a new Traverse-- or filing-- system. It lets caseworkers access thousands of files from an iPad. Normally, caseworkers have to file paperwork at the office.
Read more on KJCT8
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 [In the News]
Child-welfare workers in Mesa County later this year will have artificial intelligence on call when they're summoned to emergencies or other issues. Northwoods Consulting Partners' Traverse system will provide protective-services workers "a device they can take into the field that contains everything they need to confront any situation they walk into," said Rich Bowlen, vice president for protective services at Dublin, Ohio-based Northwoods.
Read more on Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Monday, November 13, 2017 [In the News]
The Columbus Young Professionals Club and the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio have released their fifth annual list of top workplaces for young professionals.
Read more on Columbus Business First
Friday, November 10, 2017 [In the News]
The county's department of Social Services is hoping to get new software that could make paperwork and interviews in the Child Protective Services unit less invasive and more efficient. Director of Community Services Ray Bizzari said a program created by Northwoods Consulting Partners would put all the office's records onto a database accessible via iPad. A caseworker could visit a home at either end of the county with the ability to pull up any and all paperwork needed.
Read more on Auburn Citizen
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 [In the News]
What if child welfare organizations could use technology to surface trend data that could help them understand and address the opioid epidemic, and even prevent a future crisis?
Read more in APHSA's Policy & Practice
Monday, July 17, 2017 [In the News]
The best predictor of future safety is a thorough understanding of the past. Traverse, a protective services case discovery platform from the AWS Public Sector Partner Program member Northwoods, uncovers dark data and uses it to present a comprehensive case story. It allows child and adult protective services agencies to leverage the power of big data and the information they already have to make well informed, more confident decisions. The tool helps to analyze years of information and volumes of case records to build connections that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Read more on AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog
Monday, May 22, 2017 [In the News]
Social workers, imagine if a child’s case file could talk to you. What would you ask it? What hidden secrets would you want it to tell you about the kids you care so much about? To help, we’ve figured out a way to use modern technology to make your case files answer your questions so you can uncover critical information to make informed, confident decisions.
Read more on Inorupt
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 [In the News]
Yesterday, Northwoods announced availability of Traverse, a text analytics solution for child welfare social workers. The solution is designed to allow case workers to focus more on a child’s needs rather than needlessly reviewing case documents. Traverse sifts through a case’s thousands of documents to give case workers quick insights into the people and key topics related to the child. This allows the case worker to focus on the child’s future safety rather than researching the case.
Read more on Big Men on Content
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 [Press Releases]
For child welfare social workers, understanding a child’s whole story can feel impossible. However, the best predictor of a child’s future safety is a thorough understanding of that child’s detailed past, including prior abuse or neglect situations, people connected to the family and major events. Starting today, new technology called Traverse® exists to help social workers shine a light on dark data to make more confident and informed decisions about a child’s future safety.