by Susan Mankita and Linda May Grobman
A True History of Social Workers Online
A True History of Social Workers Online - presentation by Susan Mankita and Linda May Grobman at Social Work Distance Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 13, 2016
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This timeline represents major events and memories in the development of social workers' use of the Internet beginning in the 1980s. Through this timeline and presentation at the Social Work Distance Education conference in April 2016, in Indianapolis, IN, we seek to preserve the rich history of social workers' use of the Internet, dispel the myth that social workers have not been and are not online, and emphasize the value of the relationships formed through online networking by social workers with social workers.
The True History of Social Workers Online
Linda May Grobman, MSW, LSW, ACSW
Susan Mankita, MSW, LCSW
(Seriously Old but Appropriately Selected) References
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