Curam Software Announces Child Services Solution

    Curam Child Services Supports Improved Outcomes for Children and Families

    HERNDON, VA., October 18 /CNW/ - Curam Software, the leading provider of
Social Enterprise Management (SEM) software solutions, today announced the
availability of Curam Child Services (CCS) for government customers managing
child protection and welfare programs world-wide. Designed to support agencies
in the ongoing transformation to outcomes-focused, family-centered
organizations, CCS provides an enterprise solution that enables a new
generation of best practices and case methodologies in children's services.
Alberta Children's Services' (ACS) will be the first customer to implement the
new solution. They will utilize other components of the Curam Business
Application Suite(TM) and Curam Child Services as key components in its new
system modernization initiative, the Integrated Children's Services
Environment (ICSE).

    CCS is the first commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution built expressly
to meet the business transformation and modernization needs in children's
services. The extensive integrated case management capabilities provide
decision support and team-based collaboration technologies that empower
caseworkers to establish effective intervention strategies, design best
practice service plans, and importantly, to manage children and families to
successful outcomes. CCS enables agencies to implement best practices such as
family-centered methodologies, alternative response strategies, evidence-based
practices, and expanded community involvement.

    Curam Child Services takes a holistic approach to addressing the needs of
children and families by providing caseworkers with a complete view of the
client through integrated assessment, goal setting, service delivery planning,
execution, and monitoring. The solution helps agencies to meet key regulatory,
certification, and business goals for both program effectiveness and
operational efficiency. As the first COTS product in the child welfare market,
CCS provides agencies with ongoing investment protection and reduces project
time, risk, and cost, while providing the required flexibility to adapt to
changes program requirements.

    Built on an open, service-oriented business and technology platform, CCS
enables agencies to effectively address system modernization challenges and
rising client expectations. Based on service-oriented architecture (SOA), CCS
provides greater flexibility, ease of management, as well as reusable business
and technology services. The solution readily integrates with the children's
services enterprise and greater human services ecosystem. CCS is an integral
component of the Curam Family Services Suite (CFSS) which includes CCS, Curam
Youth Services, and Curam Adult Services. CFSS provides a complete suite of
COTS-based, outcomes-focused solutions for family services agencies.

    "Child services organizations face increasing pressure to transform their
business and improve outcomes for children and families," said Ronan Rooney,
chief technology officer, Curam Software. "Curam Child Services is the first
solution that focuses on facilitating transformation challenges and supporting
new best practices to help caseworkers make faster, better, and more effective
decisions to protect and care for children and families."

    Alberta Children's Service (ACS) joins other Curam customers in Canada
and the United States who are engaged in the transformation and modernization
of their children's services agencies. The Curam solution fulfilled ACS' plan
to integrate all of their child, youth, and family delivery support systems
via an integrated case management platform that was inherently family-centric
and outcomes-based.

    SEM is a new category of enterprise software that is citizen-centric and
leverages COTS products to transform as well as modernize health, human
services, labor, and social security agencies. SEM provides comprehensive
enterprise eligibility IT solutions crossing agency boundaries, simplifying
policies, and integrating with existing technology. SEM fosters holistic,
convenient services for citizens, as well as provides screening for needs and
referrals to state and community-based resources.

    About Curam Software:

    Curam Software is the leading provider of Social Enterprise Management
(SEM) software solutions, delivering best-in-class applications for social
enterprises globally including, health and human services, workforce services,
and social security organizations. Using the Curam Business Application
Suite(TM) agencies can immediately reap the benefits of client-centric
business processes and an outcomes-driven integrated service delivery model.
The Curam Business Application Suite, underpinned by the Curam Enterprise
Framework(TM), combines the advantages of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)
software, an enterprise platform and service oriented architecture with the
business and technical flexibility required to allow agencies to implement
solutions to meet their strategic objectives. Curam Software is headquartered
in Dublin, Ireland with additional offices located in New York, Washington,
D.C., United Kingdom, Australia and Bangalore, India. For more information,

For further information:

For further information: Erin Leahy O'Keeffe & Company, Inc.
703-883-9000 ext. 139

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