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Quick response (QR) codes can become a tool for any social worker to serve the public in a positive way. Read more

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Fall brings a new academic year and new digital technologies for social work students. Here is your back-to-school pep talk and tech toolkit, all rolled into one. Read more

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are not just for techies. They are offering more and more courses of interest to social workers. And you can take them in your pajamas. Read more

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The U.S. federal government is considering outlawing the use of electronic encryption. What will this mean for confidential electronic communication in social work practice? Read more

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Although artificial intelligence is not yet a perfect answer, it offers us a tool to solve systemic problems within child welfare. CCWIS and big data offer us a tool to create a modern, impactful, and trusted child welfare system. Read more

Practice

Is the technology monster sneaking into your life and draining your resources? Read more

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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? Read more

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Book review of Technology, Activism, and Social Justice in a Digital Age 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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Social workers must become better allies and culturally competent regarding the needs and voices of marginalized groups, because we are ethically bound to fulfill this task. Read more

Practice

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. Read more

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Crisis Text Line

Photo courtesy of Crisis Text Line.

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, housed at CrisisTrends.org. Read 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. Read more

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