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Ellen Belluomini

Ellen Belluomini

Ellen M. Belluomini, LCSW, received her MSW from the University of Illinois, Jane Addams School of Social Work and is currently a doctoral student at Walden University. She is an educator at National Louis University and Harper College. She has developed online and blended curricula with an emphasis on integrating technology into human services practice. She writes a blog “Bridging the Digital Divide in Social Work Practice” to increase awareness about technology’s uses. She presents and consults on various issues related to social services. Her clinical work has been in private practice, management of nonprofit agencies, and programming for vulnerable populations.

How does technology affect the evolution of safe spaces for women? Ellen Belluomini explores this question as she contemplates the end of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. more »

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Are emotions contagious? Emotional contagion in social media occurs when an emotional state or mood, such as happiness or sadness, can be spread unknowingly between people through reading posts, tweets, blogs, and so forth. more »

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Technology can add function and dysfunction to the family system. The role of the social work practitioner is to identify technology’s role and use it as an advantage in the therapeutic process. more »

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Most parents did not grow up in the digital age, but their children create whole worlds and friendship circles through the Internet. The value of these technologies in children’s lives is hotly debated. more »

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Technology in systems is only as good as the planning behind it. An example of needing a systems plan integrating technology is the current crisis in Veterans’ mental health and health care. more »

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Twenty years ago, I relied on my supervisor, co-workers, trainings, community meetings, and organizational newsletters to develop my networking with colleagues. Advances in technology offer global access to resources, enabling a richness and depth to more »

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The online environment is rampant with prejudicial statements against many different populations not in the majority. Microaggressions are about power imbalance and privilege afforded the dominant culture. more »

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Linda, the associate director, was working on completing a newly found grant. Eligibility meant driving it to FedEx by midnight. At 11:00 p.m., she drove to a large business park in the area. The grounds were dark The isolation of the area offered no more »

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Advocacy is at the foundation of social work practice. One of the differentiating premises between social work and other fields of human services is the underlying need to work toward equality and social justice for every population. Traditional more »

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Assessments are a part of social work intervention. Why do we need technology assessments? Never in our history has information and social connection been so available to teenagers. more »

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There is a difference between professional viewpoints and personal opinions. Because of the personal nature of social work, there is an ethical responsibility to manage personal information on the Internet. more »

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