Let’s Chat on 2/11 About Leveraging Technology for Social Good


Update: Chat archive now available!

Technology has undoubtedly transformed our personal and professional lives and changed a great deal over the years. We depend on our cell phones for so many things from driving directions to staying connected to everyone in our lives. Social workers too are using technology and this has shaped our practice and helped us solve social problems. In many ways, technology has made our work easier but still poses its fair share of challenges.

Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 9 pm EST (6 pm Pacific) for the #MacroSW chat for a conversation about leveraging technology for social good.  This chat is inspired by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare’s Grand Challenges.  We’ll have some special guests tweeting with us.

  • Jonathan Singer (@socworkpodcast), PhD., LCSW, Host and Founder of The Social Work Podcast and Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago and co-author of the Grand Challenge paper, Practice Innovation through Technology.
  • Representative from AASWSW (@AASWSWorg)
  • SageSurfer (@sagesurfer), a technology company which offers web-based solutions for providers to better coordinate care for consumers.

We’ll explore the following questions.

  • How are you using technology in your everyday social work practice?
  • What are some examples of how technology has been utilized in advocacy and fundraising?
  • How has technology impacted access to services and treatment?
  • What are some of the barriers to using technology in social work practice?

For information about how to participate in the #MacroSW chat, view our FAQs.


AASWSW Website Harnessing Technology for Social Good

Google + community Social Work and Technology

Social work practice crossroad: Technological advances have pros, cons, NASW News 2016

NASW & ASWB Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice, 2005, to be updated in 2016.

Social Work Tech

Human Services Information Technology applications (husITa)

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