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Social Work Tech Notes - On Technology, Disney Magic, and Privacy

While visiting Disney World for a social work conference, Stephen took note of the ways in which technology was used to collect visitors' private data. Should social workers be concerned?

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Is automation a threat to social work practice in the field? Or is it a tool? Read more

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Google is exponentially powerful, and its algorithm is complex. Is it good for your social work client? Read more

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On June 11, 2018, Net Neutrality officially ended. What was Net Neutrality all about? And how will the end of it affect social work? Read more

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Technology in higher education is constantly changing. Students and faculty continue to adapt to these changes. Read more

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One of the strengths of social work practice is our ability to be leaders in technology use. In developing new programs or creating new interventions involving technology, we are strongest when we aren’t just competent, but are emergent leaders. Read more

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What is in the new 64-page document known as the NASW, ASWB, CSWE, and CSWA Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice? And what are social workers saying about the standards? Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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