Athena Software Establishes Athena Education Initiative to Provide Universities and Colleges Free Access to Integrated Case Management Software

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In an effort to accelerate the integration and practical application of case management software to behavioral health providers such as counseling, social work, community development, mental health organizations, Athena Software has committed $2.4 million to establish the Athena Education Initiative (AEI) in North American. Universities and colleges across North America will be given access to integrated case management software complete with tutorials for the purpose of training and educating BSW, MSW and psychology students on how to use case management applications.

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Accredited universities and colleges across North America will be granted a copy of Athena server software and five active concurrent user license ($5,500 value) at no charge. Any student or faculty member in the program with internet access to the university server, will instantly be ready to begin exploring this powerful and easy to use integrated case management software solution.

Students will learn how to apply theory to case management and client information activities, as Athena case management software fully integrates:

-worker /client scheduling

-client outcomes evaluation

-clinical case and session note recording

-program service delivery details

-comprehensive reporting functions

-client self-intake kiosk mode

-internal communications and workflow management tools

Athena Software partnered with universities and colleges across North America to develop the Athena Education Initiative. Dana Fox, Director of Business Development Athena Software said, “It’s our mission to leverage the efforts of those helping others through technology. Working with students today, AEI will help to create a solid foundation for the future.” Donoso Escobar, Department Chair for the Department of Sociology at the Mississippi College agreed saying, “We need to give students practical experience with integrated case management software in order to maximize their abilities in the field. The Athena Education Initiative (AEI) is something we will all benefit from.” Training will include tutorials on how to migrate data to statistical tools.

Dr. Norman Dolch, American Humanics Campus Director and George Khoury Professor of American Humanics at Louisiana State University - Shreveport and Tena Burley, Service Learning Coordinator and American Humanics Campus Director at the University of North Texas have agreed to help create training modules and workshops for nonprofit organizations in conjunction with AEI. AMERICAN HUMANICS(AH) is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofits. The American Humanics mission is to educate, prepare, and certify professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations. The AH programs at LSU -S and UNT enroll undergraduate students in nonprofit studies, including course work related to case management.

Athena Software, an IBM Global Partner, is listed by the United Way of America’s Outcome Measurement Resource Network ( and supports the United Way of America (UWA) new Standards of Excellence initiative. Athena /Penelope features an integrated outcomes measurement component and tutorials that help identify and quantify goals and capture data that describes progress through the use of integrated surveys or outcome evaluations.

Colleges / universities interested in participating in the Athena Education Initiative are invited to contact Dana Fox, Director of Business Development Athena Software at or 888.826.0811 ext 1.

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Athena software is one of the world's most powerful and fully integrated case management and client information solutions designed for counseling, mental health centers and EAP providers. Athena helps its customers reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service by integrating human resources, notes, outcome evaluation and billing into one system. Athena solutions combine decades of combined experience with the power of server-based and open-source database technology. Athena gives the power to innovate and customize the system back to the customer without the cost. We make systems integration easy and affordable for people helping others.

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