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

Texting While Driving PSA Heddlu Gwent Police Force UK – YouTube [Video]

This powerful video being used as part of a new campaign at high schools in the United Kingdom to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. With the … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Social Media Will Study Emotional Distress | HealthWorks Collective

by Michael Sherman, Every day, we share so much data about our lives on Facebook and other social networks. It shouldn’t be a surprise to consider that people who suffer from … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Using Mobile Technologies for Healthier Aging – Ada Kwan, mHealth Alliance, United Nations Foundation

Introduction Globally, there is a demographic transition underway. People are living longer. Even though “old” is defined differently across the world, there will be more people over the age of … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

MEMO was created to help adolescents to live positively with mobile phones

Depressive disorder in adolescence is common, disabling, and heightens the risk of suicide. Preventing the onset of depression may prevent a lifetime of mental health issues and health service utilization. There … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Effects of a mHealth intervention for alcohol relapse prevention

Although most experts consider alcoholism to be a chronic disease, characterized like other chronic illnesses by frequent relapses, patients leaving treatment are not typically offered ongoing support to prevent relapse, … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Short message service (SMS) applications for disease prevention in developing countries. [Study]

Abstract BACKGROUND: The last decade has witnessed unprecedented growth in the number of mobile phones in the developing world, thus linking millions of previously unconnected people. The ubiquity of mobile … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Information and Resources for Cyberbullying Prevention – Cyberbully Help

If you are looking for useful information and resources for bullying prevention, for both traditional bullying and cyberbullying, have a look at … via Cyberbully Help.

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Using Facebook to Promote Healthy Behaviors | Psych Central News

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor, A new area of health research seeks to determine how social media and information technology can best be used to prevent disease … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mobile Social Work supports Suicide Prevention on Facebook

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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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