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7 Ways Tech Can Enhance Your Social Work Conference Experience

Spending face-to-face time with colleagues at conferences is invigorating. Technology can enrich the experience. Social workers relate their favorite ways to use tech at conferences.

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Is there a natural marriage to be had between remote communities and e-therapy? If therapy can be provided early enough, perhaps a mental health crisis can be avoided. more

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The BSW program at the University of Montevallo in Alabama is testing out a VR group dynamics simulator. The simulator, once it is developed further, will immerse one student at a time within a virtual setting. more

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Volunteering with Crisis Text Line has helped me hone skills that are imperative to succeeding in the world of social work. Crisis Text Line saves lives and has developed the largest open mental health data set, hoised at CrisisTrends.org. more

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What does Pokémon Go have to do with social work? Although no formal studies exist to testify to the mental health benefits of playing Pokémon Go, a number of news articles have presented anecdotal evidence of such benefits. more

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Live broadcasting can be a great tool to connect with our clients/community, share resources, and normalize mental health. As social workers venturing into this online world, we must uphold our ethical and professional boundaries. more

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This timeline is a supplement to a presentation by Susan Mankita and Linda May Grobman at the Social Work Distance Education Conference, April 13, 2016, in Indianapolis, IN. more

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#MacroSW is a hashtag used for weekly Twitter chats on macro social work topics. more

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What is the role of technology in school-based suicide prevention? Think of technology as a fork. You can eat salad with a fork, or you can stab someone in the leg. Much like a fork, technology can be part of the problem or part of the solution. more

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