Social services include publicly or privately funded benefits and facilities such as education, food subsidies, health care, and subsidized housing intended to improve the life and living conditions by offering aid to disadvantaged, distressed, or vulnerable persons or groups (e.g., children, disabled, the elderly). Social services departments at the local and state level provide an important role to ensure that the needs of these vulnerable populations are met. These departments also have the added responsibility to ensure that the plans, procedures and protocol used to implement these programs adhere to federal and state regulatory requirements and standards, as well as play a vital role after a disaster or large-scale emergency.
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INDUSTRY CASE STUDY:
ODYSSEUS™ | GMT
The Odysseus™|GMT offers organizations with real-time tracking and reporting of grant funding allocations. Track the status of vital community grant funding and measure the performance of project funding. The Odysseus™|GMT allows you to track every dollar from beginning to end.
ODYSSEUS™ | KMS
The Odysseus™|KMS provides Board of Education officials with a central repository where plans and other vital school procedures and protocol can be accessed and shared by staff and key stakeholders. The secure yet flexible virtual collaborative environment allows for the efficient development, maintenance, and update of planning doctrine across the education enterprise.
ODYSSEUS™ | CPM
ODYSSEUS™ | AAT
ODYSSEUS™ | CBT
The Odysseus™|CBT allows for the delivery and tracking of learning across the Odysseus™ enterprise. Your programs, courses and exercises can be harmonized with your planning and other vital efforts while facilitating your strategy to deliver training and exercise content to your target audience.
ODYSSEUS™ | SIT
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- Vulnerability Analysis
- Capability Assessments
- Committee Management
Social Service Preparedness & Planning
The Odysseus™ | KMS gives social service professionals an online tool dedicated to the development and maintenance of complex social service programs, plans, and comprehensive preparedness programs. Odysseus™|KMS offers social service departments with the unique feature of providing standardization and flexibility in a collaborative environment. This union greatly increases the preparedness capabilities by efficiently and effectively enabling social service departments to design, develop, maintain, and continually improve important community programs and activities.
Customized Courses & Training Management
The Odysseus™|CBT plug-in provides social service departments with an integrated learning management system that allows administrators to more effectively deliver and measure understanding across the Odysseus™ enterprise. Odysseus™|CBT provides a platform to deliver and manage customized computer-based training, track course assessments, award certificates upon course completion, and in-depth reporting of learner progress and understanding.
HSEEP Compliant Exercise Simulations
Designed from the Odysseus™|CBT framework, the Odysseus™ Exercise Simulator incorporates cutting-edge media technology to deliver an interactive, best practice solution to accurately test and validate your community’s operational and programmatic strategies, while effectively engaging participants in important HSEEP-compliant exercises. Exercise designers can build an interactive community profile, visualize disaster impacts, and experience real-world crisis decision-making. The Odysseus™ Exercise Simulator provides an easy-to-use, turnkey solution to accurately test and validate your community’s operational and programmatic strategies, while engaging stakeholders and impressing your community leadership.
Social Vulnerability Analysis
Designed from the Odysseus™|AAT architecture, the Odysseus™| Community, Vulnerability, Risk & Resiliency (CVR2) Model offers strategies and processes to build partner consensus, ensure uniformity, and provide results that are reliable, accurate, and operationally significant. The Odysseus™|CVR2 serves as a dynamic planning tool that utilizes a robust library of over 4,500 evidenced-based indicators and proven methods to accurately assess, analyze, and report community hazard risks and threats. The Odysseus™|CVR2 is a culmination of over 100 years of emergency and disaster management knowledge, and incorporates over a decade of research of hazard risk assessment methodologies by several of the nation’s premier disaster researchers.
Social Services Capability Assessments
Designed from the Odysseus™|AAT architecture, the Odysseus platform offers a customized assessments tool that provides social service departments with a standardized assessment that is compliant with US Department of Health & Human Services’ metrics. These assessments provide the foundation for on demand reports that provide the critical information for local, regional and state stakeholders to identify gaps, establish preparedness priorities, and maximize scarce resources. The module allows users real time access to the historical data for trending and strategic analysis.
In today’s environment of fiscal efficiency, limited availability of resources, and the necessity to balance competing demands, it is imperative that the engagement of assigned work groups and key stakeholders is efficient and effective. The committee management tool within the Odysseus™|KMS will assist in documenting the planning process, provide a method of on-going committee collaboration, offer an archival repository of planning meeting minutes and information, and ensure the active participation of committee members and key stakeholders throughout the life-cycle of the planning process.
Community Participation and Awareness
The Odysseus™ enterprise offers a variety of tools that can be used to efficiently engage the public and solicit their participation in the planning process. Customized Odysseus™|CBT interactive planning participation module allows committee members, stakeholders, and the public to learn about important public health activities and provide real-time feedback and input in the plan development. Customized Odysseus™|AAT survey instruments allows your community to provide input in the planning process and inform your community’s social service strategies.
Integrated Regulatory & Industry Compliance Tools
The Odysseus™|CPM offers a library of emergency management compliance metric tools that allow users to validate their plans programs against federal, state, and industry requirements and regulations. The Odysseus™|CPM offers data-driven, assessment that allows social service professionals the ability to systematically evaluate the compliance to various governmental and industry recognized programs and present their findings in established reports and analytics.