Author: husITa

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…

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,…

husITa Pioneers: John Fung

Human service technology pioneers project

To mark thirty years of the Journal of Technology in Human Services we decided to organise a husITa pioneers project. Over the coming weeks and months we will post short audio or video tracks interviewing key people who have, for many years, championed the cause of technology in human services.

Caravan Studios wins husITa best human services app.

The husITa award for the best human services app goes to Caravan Studios (a division of TechSoup Global) for their app Range developed by Marnie Webb. Range is a free app for US youth under 18. Range uses geolocation to identify times and places for free meals when school is out during Summer. It seems shocking that any developed country would need such a service but they do. Congratulations to Marnie and to Caravan Studios for their innovative work in fighting child hunger.

Congratulations also to our runners up ucForward by Ferret Information Systems,  and SafeNight also by Caravan Studios. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry for your interest, and for your fantastic work in continuing to develop innovative and exciting human service applications.

Thank you for Range Award from Caravan Studios on Vimeo.

husITa14 program and abstracts

The program for the #husITa14 subtheme of the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development is now available. Each #husITa14 paper has a web page where a powerpoint and audio recording will be accessible after the conference. These pages can also be used to comment and discuss the relevant paper. Please use the hashtag #husITa14 to discuss the program on…

Best human services app award

Nominations are sought for an individual or organization to receive the husITa Best App Award of $1000. An app is any use of computer or mobile device software to address a human service problem or a personal challenge that requires information technology. Self-nominations are accepted and the nomination process ends on April 20, 2014 (now extended till April 30, 2014).  husITa…

ePortfolios and Innovative Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Dale Fitch, Professor of Social Work at the University of Missouri and Secretary of the husITa Board, for his recent SAGE/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education. You can find out more about Dale’s award winning innovation in this SAGE interview.