Resources

Technology in Social Work

Professional Development

Professional Development Technology can play key roles in social workers' learning, connecting, and flourishing. Here, you will find resources related to innovative ideas and new opportunities for using technology to promote your development as a social worker.

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A Blog that Collects Articles on the Effecitive Use of Technology in Social Work Practice

This blog is dedicated to sharing articles about understanding technology tools and using them to support social work practices. Users can sign up for email notices when new articles on technology in...

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A Journal Article That Offers Ethical Trainings, Guidance, and Discussion Around Social Media Use in Child Welfare Policy and Practice

This article offers much needed insight on the ethical dilemmas of social media use within child welfare practice and policy by highlighting both the advantages and dangers. The authors conclude by...

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A Website That Shares Articles Related to Technology in Social Work

This website shares an archive of online articles on the use of technology in social work. Social Work Helper also shares articles on other topics related to social work. Users can subscribe to...

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An App to Assist Social Workers in Developing Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

This app by Tarsem Singh Cooner is designed to spark conversation and help social workers think through the strengths and challenges of social media and its uses in practice. The website provides...

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Case Studies Regarding Social Media Use in Child Welfare Settings

This .pdf document provides two case studies regarding social media use in child welfare settings, along with discussions of organizational policies, best practices, and ethical concerns. The document...

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Cyberbullying, Its Clinical Implications, and Related Ethical Concerns

In this podcast from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Janet Joiner, PhD, discusses cyberbullying and the ways that online technology can be used to harass others and the forms that...

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Ethical Concerns Related to Social Media Use

This website from SocialWorkLicensure.org explores and offers suggestions regarding ethical concerns that arise with the use of social media in social work practice.

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NASW, ASWB, CSWE, & CSWA Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice

This pdf contains standards that professional social workers can use as a guide when they are working with technology. The standards are broken up into four sections that represent various areas in...

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Setting Appropriate Personal and Professional Boundaries with Respect to Technology Use

In this video from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Lesa Fichte, LMSW, and Michael Langlois, LICSW, discuss the importance of setting healthy boundaries and maintaining effective...

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Social Networking Both Online and Offline and Its Importance to Social Work Practice

In this podcast, social worker Jonathan Singer interviews Dr. Lambert Maguire about social networking and its applications to both research and social work practice. The discussion examines social...

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Technology’s Important Contributions to Social Work Practice

Join Nancy J. Smyth, LCSW, PhD, Dean of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, and Mike Langlois, LICSW, therapist and innovator in...

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Technology's Effects on Social Workers' Daily Practices

In this podcast, Dr. Faye Mishna discusses her research examining social workers' experiences and how communication technology has entered their daily practice. Existing literature has highlighted the...

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The Influences That Technology Has Had on Social Work Practice and Education

In this podcast from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Dean Nancy Smyth, PhD, discusses podcasting at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and the impact it has had. She also...

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Using Technology to Develop Professional Networks

In this video from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Dean Nancy Smyth, LCSW, PhD, and Michael Langlois, LICSW, explore how social work and human service professionals can utilize social...

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Ways That Social Workers Can Engage the Media and Media Technology to Promote the Profession

In this podcast, social work educator Jonathan Singer interviews journalist Maiken Scott about what she, as a journalist, looks for in a good interview and effective strategies for getting social...

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Ways That Technology Use Can Limit Access to Important Information

This TED Talk looks at some of the ways that our uses of technology can limit our exposure to important ideas and contrasting viewpoints, as well as the importance of drawing from a wide range of...

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Ways to Integrate Technology into Clinical Practice

In this video from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Dean Nancy Smyth, LCSW, PhD, and Michael Langlois, LICSW, discuss ways to integrate social media and technology into clinical...

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Disclaimer: The content shared within the Technology in Social Work Resource Center belongs to the authors of that content and does not necessarily represent the views, research or practice of the UB School of Social Work. Links are provided to inspire new ideas and innovative thinking and practice regarding the uses of technology within social work. It is the responsibility of each user to exercise good judgment to ensure that the use of content provided at each link is consistent with good social work practice and the ethics and values of the profession.