Episode 5 of the husITa Podcast

An Interview with Dr. Walter LaMendola exploring husIta’s past and discussing social work, social technologies, and sustainable community development Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD I am really excited about this episode of the Podcast as I was fortunate enough to interview Dr. Walter LaMendola who is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and…

Episode 4 of the husITa Podcast

An Interview with Dr. Tarsem Singh Cooner discussing the use of Facebook in Child Welfare Services and Social Work Practice Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD In this episode of the Podcast, I discuss ethics, technology, and specifically the use of social media like Facebook in the provision of Child Welfare Services. I’m talking with Dr. Tarsem Singh Cooner about he…

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…