Episode 3 of the husITa Podcast

An Interview with Dr. Erica Nason & Dr. Mark Trahan discussing Virtual Reality Treatment and Exposure Therapy Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD In this episode of the Podcast, I discuss Virtual Reality and 3600 video used with Exposure Therapy for Veterans with Social Anxiety Disorder with Dr. Erica Nason and Dr. Mark Trahan. They, along with their co-authors Scott Smith,…

Episode 2 of the husITa Podcast

An Interview with Dr. Laura Nissen discussing Social Work & the Future in a Post COVID-19 World Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD In this episode of the Podcast, I discuss with Futurism and Foresight Practice with Dr. Laura Nissen. She published “Social Work and the Future in a Post-Covid 19 World: A Foresight Lens and a Call to Action for…

Introducing the husITa Podcast

Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD Welcome to the inaugural husITa Podcast. Below you will find a link that should open the Podcast’s homepage on Podbean and you should also be able to find this Podcast just about wherever you get your Podcasts. This inaugural episode is a short one, just over six and half minutes long, and really just gives…

Winners of the Best Human Services App Award 2020

husITa is delighted to announce the winners of the Best Human Services App Award for 2020. The award is designed to recognize outstanding software applications (app) that support husITa’s mission, which is promoting the ethical and effective use of information technology to better serve humanity. The award supports an individual, group, or organization to address a human-service problem or personal challenge.…

Human service technology & COVID-19

Greetings from the board of husITa to our friends and followers across the world. In these extraordinarily difficult times we send solidarity to all workers in essential human services. Your work in support of your populations has never been so needed and valuable, even when some political elites fail to recognise this. Our good wishes also go out to human…

Best app award 2020

husITa is proud to announce the Best Human Service Application Awards. The purpose of this competition is to recognize outstanding software applications that support husITa’s mission– promoting the ethical and effective use of information technology to better serve humanity. Description This award recognizes outstanding software applications (app) that support husITa’s mission, i.e., promoting the ethical and effective use of information…

Standing in solidarity with Hong Kong social workers

The Human Services Information Technology Association (husITa) has a long-standing relationship with the people of Hong Kong. Social work academics and practitioners from Hong Kong are frequent contributors to our journal and the city has hosted two of our most successful conferences. For many years, Hong Kong academics have served as members of the board of husITa and on the…

husITa Board members and former board members

Nominate and vote for four new members of the husITa board.

husITa are currently seeking four new members for the husITa board and we invite you to nominate yourself, or to nominate a person whose permission you have secured. The term of office is normally for three years. Board meetings are normally held three times a year. The person nominated must be, or become, a member of husITa mailing list. Election…

Special conference issue of JTHS is published

Ann Lavan and Gloria Kirwan are delighted to announce the publication of the special conference issue of the Journal of Technology in Human Services. Key highlights of this highly successful conference, held in Dublin, Ireland in 2018, are captured in the content below. Journal of Technology in Human Services Volume 37 Numbers 2–3 April–September 2019 Special Issue: husITa18 International Conference…

The future of social work: A bibliography

A message from Dr Paul Freddolino I have just begun work on an annotated bibliography for Oxford University Press intended to cover references of all sorts that examine changes – both positive and negative – in the way social work is (and will be) practiced as a result of new and emerging technologies.  The search is for research studies if available,…