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

An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Dirk Tiu from Open Colleges Australia referred me to an interactive guide on internet safety that a team at Open Colleges recently developed. The guide that is designed like an … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

How young people use social media and social networks for sexual health communication

Researchers from Australia explored how young people use social media and social networks for sexual health communication. Here is the abstract of the article publishes in the The International Journal … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Online Tools for Psychotherapy with Young People

Here is a list of online tools that psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg uses in the work work with young people. This list of online tools is taken from an interview … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Fifth Army | An App for Young People dealing with Depression, Bullying or Homophobia [VIDEO]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd17fJxNjRQ] THE FIFTH ARMY is a movement tackling three big issues affecting young people today – depression, homophobia and bullying. By completing missions and earning points to move up the … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Line – Website, Facebook and App to help young people developing and maintaining respectful relationships

The Line campaign is managed by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). It’s aimed at helping teenagers and young adults through a difficult … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Journey – A mobile app designed with and for young people to help them identify signs of poor mental health – The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team

The my Journey Mobile app is a bespoke mobile application designed with and for young people to help them identify signs of poor mental health, get advice on what helps … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

New Social Network Aims to Fill Void Left by Foster Care System

The Camellia Network, a social network launched over the summer, wants to provide young people [in the USA] who age out of the foster care system with the support and … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Forget Apps: Young Donors View Web Sites on Smartphones – Marketing and Communications – The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

By Cody Switzer, The Chronicle of Philanthropy To reach people in their 20s and early 30s, the most important thing nonprofits can do is to make sure their Web sites are … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

We need to embrace the positives of clients using Facebook – Mad World

Mental health social worker Peter Corser argues that social workers need to embrace the positive effects of young people using social networks… via We need to embrace the positives of clients using Facebook … Continue reading

June 19, 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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