: Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Technology, the Internet & Social Work Practice"

This special issue of Advances in Social Work will explore the themes of changing technology and media and their impact on social work practice. Taking a broad stance on defining practice, articles may focus on any element of the practice landscape including: clinical work, social work administration, policy advocacy, community organizing, and others. Both in the practice and policy arenas technological innovation is changing the way that social workers do business.

Dr. Lauri Goldkind (Goldkind@fordham.edu), of the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, and Dr. John McNutt (mcnuttjg@udel.edu), from the School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Delaware, will serve as Guest Editors for this special issue.

We are looking for manuscripts of up to 4,000 words (no more than 5,000 words including references) relating to any of the following themes:

• The impact of mobile technologies on social work practice
• Confidentiality in an age of open communication tools
• Challenges and opportunities for using technology and communication tools to help clients
• Accountability practices, data use, and management in human services agencies
• Social networking’s impact on social work practice
• Electronic advocacy
• Digital community organizing
• Ethical dilemmas that arise from use of technology in practice

General guidelines for submission:
Each manuscript should be an original document that has not been published elsewhere and is not under review for publication elsewhere. Length should be approximately 20 pages, format APA style (6th edition), submitted as a Word file. The DEADLINE for submission is September 30, 2014. All submissions are online -- instructions at http://advancesinsocialwork.iupui.edu/

For more information, email the Guest Editors as shown above.


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