ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Why You Should Listen To Podcasts In Social Work Education

As I am a fan of podcasts it’s good to see Dr. Jonathan Singer, founder of The Social Work Podcast, being interviewed on Learning by Podcasts. For THE NEW SOCIAL … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

In order to ensure that social work practice upholds the standards and values of social work ethics, it is necessary that social workers are competent and literate in ICTs

Here is the abstract from an article (link to pdf) by Brian E. Perron, Harry O. Taylor, Joseph E. Glass and Jon Margerum-Leys which emphases that in order to ensure  „that … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Digital and Electronic Revolution in Social Work: Rethinking the Meaning of Ethical Practice – Ethics and Social Welfare

Abstract The recent and dramatic emergence of digital and other electronic technology in social work—such as online counseling, video counseling, avatar therapy, and e-mail therapy—has tested and challenged the profession’s … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Social Media for Child Welfare Resource Guide Posted | National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology

Social media can help child welfare programs conduct activities ranging from advertising to staff recruitment, collaboration, networking, fundraising, and finding and supporting foster parents. Read the newly published resource guide … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Supplementary guidance on the use of social media | BPS

The British Psychological Society released a supplementary guidance on the use of social media that in addition to psychologist also could give guidance to social workers. The Ethics Commitee acknowledges … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social Media Ethics (part 1): Digital Dual Relationship Dilemmas | Private Practice Toolbox

JULIE HANKS wrote three parts about Social Media Ethics … I’ve spent months writing about how to effectively use technology, and social media in particular, to build your private mental … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social values in computer games | the world is in trouble – make better games!

The permanent game collection is a collection of demos, prototypes, and polished games culled from a diverse group of international designers, educators, and students tackling a range of values-conscious design … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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