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    The National Association of Case Management: Advancing the Field of Case Management and Promoting Professional Growth

    In honor of this month’s National Case Management Week, the Center for Public Service is highlighting the field of case management’s role in the public service industry and resources, such as the National Association of Case Management (NACM), that advance the field. NACM is a nonprofit organization which provides case managers with the opportunity to grow professionally within the field of case management and to have a voice within the industry.

    Case management is an essential role in the human services field and involves several processes, including: assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating. Like many fields in the public and human service industries, case management focuses on the needs of individuals. It is not a profession per se, but instead an area of practice within a specific profession. Case management is utilized in several fields of human services such as mental health, substance abuse, disability services, and many others. 

    NACM focuses on continuing the skill development of case workers to ensure they are meeting human service needs across the country. Members of NACM focus on community-based case management systems where they maintain high ethical standards along with promoting minimal bureaucratic roadblocks to further the case management field. The network of NACM members forms a community where ideas and information are shared to help promote and advance the field. 

    If you are preparing to enter or currently working in case management, visit NACM for information about the 18th Annual Case Management Conference, October 24–26, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. One of Kaplan University’s College of Public Service faculty members, Patricia Grace, will be a presenter at the NACM conference. View the full conference schedule

    This is not only a great honor for Kaplan University, but an excellent representation of how Kaplan University faculty members are making a difference not only in the classroom but in the field they teach. Learn more about NACM or become a member.

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