Anne’s Intro & Rules

Over the last year I have enjoyed my interactions with members of ANZASW and other social workers. There have often been times when I have wanted to bring up issues or get feed-back from members about incidents or questions. The two monthly NoticeBoard doesn’t really happen frequently enough for me. Sooooo, I have decided to start writing a blog. Initially […]

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Blog #1 Social Workers and Technology or Technology for Social Workers?

I was listening to a pod cast (this is an amazing website – heaps of great podcasts to listen to) the other day about social work, robots and technology and was very interested in the presenter’s comments. He stated that when the telephone was first invented, social workers were quick to start using it, but now social workers often appear reluctant to use technology. This has also been my observation. I am concerned that social workers are being left behind in the development and the use of various technologies that could enhance our work. I hear social workers saying that social work is about building relationships – but actually it is more than that. It is about making sure that every citizen has the tools, capability and connections to build relationships – and if we think about it like that, maybe technology has more to offer?

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