Best Human Services App Idea 2018

husITa is proud to announce our 2018 competition for the award of Best Human Services App Idea. This award is designed to encourage and support the development of innovative ideas for effective human service applications. Our Best App Award is an annual event: in one year the award will be for the best human services app; the next for the…

Announcing the husITa track at SWSD 2018 in Dublin

We are delighted to announce the husITa human service technology track at the Social Work, Education and Social Development 2018 Conference to be held in Dublin from the 4th to the 7th of July 2018. This important international conference is being organised on behalf of the International Federation of Social Workers, the International Association of Schools of Social Work and the…

A message from the Best App Award winners

In this short video the winners of the Best Human Services App 2017 explain how they worked together to create their winning app,  the wide impact it has had and their plans for future development. Child development Apps 1-3 were developed by Learning Pool in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and the content was authored and updated by Ulster University and…

Harnessing social media for social work research and scholarship

The blog post was written by Laurel Hitchcock (University of Alabama, Birmingham) and Melanie Sage (University at Buffalo). In it we describe our visit with the College of Social Work at the Ohio State University in August 2017, where we talked about how social work faculty can harness technology for their social work scholarship.  We also interviewed two of our OSU Social Work…