Author: Jimmy Young

Episode 10 of the husITa Podcast

Incorporating Facebook into Nonprofit Supports for Family Caregivers: An Interview with Liam O’Sullivan and Zoe Hughes Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD In this month’s episode I interview Liam O’Sullivan and Zoe Hughes about their  article “Incorporating Facebook into Nonprofit Supports for Family Caregivers: Reflections on its value and relevance,” which was published in the Journal of Technology in Human Services…

Episode 9 of the husITa Podcast

LGBTQ+ Youths’ Community Engagement and Resource Seeking Online versus Offline: An Interview with Dr. Lauren McInroy Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD In this month’s episode I interview Dr. Lauren McInroy and discuss the article “LGBTQ+ Youths’ Community Engagement and Resource Seeking Online versus Offline,” which was published in the Journal of Technology in Human Services in 2019 with coauthors Dr.…

Episode 8 of the husITa Podcast

Virtual support groups among adoptive parents: An Interview with Dean Justin “Jay” Miller Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD In this month’s episode I interview Dean Justin “Jay” Miller and discuss the article “Virtual support groups among adoptive parents: Ideal for information seeking?,” which was published in the Journal of Technology in Human Services in 2019. Dr. Miller is the Dean…

Episode 7 of the husITa Podcast

Data-Driven Service Delivery: An Interview with Dr. Kristin Ferguson, Dr. Carter Wang, and Elizabeth Mody PhDc Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD In this month’s episode I was fortunate enough to interview Kristin Ferguson, Carter Wang, and Elizabeth Mody and discuss their article “Data-Driven Service Delivery: Using Population and Coalition Data to Reengage Opportunity Youth in Career and Educational Pathways,” which…

Episode 6 of the husITa Podcast

Data-Driven Organizational Culture: An Interview with Dr. Angela Kline and Dr. Stephanie Dolamore Author: Jimmy A. Young, PhD How many of you wonder what being a data-driven organization actually involves? What is this term, Data-Driven, actually mean? In this episode of the Podcast I explore these questions and more with the help of Dr. Angela Kline and Dr. Stephanie Dolamore…

Winners of the Best Human Services App Idea Award 2018

husITa is delighted to announce the winners of the Best Human Services App Idea Award 2018. The award is designed to support an individual, group, or organization in the idea stage of developing an app that supports the mission of husITa, which is to promote the ethical and effective use of information technology to better serve humanity. Submissions were judged by…

The Golden Age of the Internet and social media is over

A little over three years ago I authored a blog post for husITa that detailed a study I conducted on New Media Literacies and Participatory Culture. In that post, and the study it was based on, I talked about the need for new media literacies, social and cultural competencies, and how increasing digital competence relies in part on developing these…

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…

Social work education twitter chat

To help social work students and educators learn about Twitter and develop the skills to participate in a live chat, Jimmy Young of the California State University San Marcos and Laurel Hitchcock of University of Alabama at Birmingham have designed an assignment for social work students that involves joining a live Twitter chat with other social work students, educators and practitioners…

New media literacies and participatory culture

In this guest blog post, Jimmy Young describes the paper he presented at #husITa14.  The paper was selected for inclusion in the special husITa14 issue of the Journal of Technology in Human Services.   Social media and digital technologies have revolutionized the way people interact and share information.  These same technologies are transforming education in dramatic ways and many scholars have proposed ideas…