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 Dublin Ireland. Guest Editors: Ann Lavan and Gloria Kirwan


Papers from the husITa stream at SWSD2018. Ann Lavan & Gloria Kirwan

Social work, social technologies, and sustainable community development. Walter LaMendola

Rediscovering social work leaders through YouTube as archive: The CASW oral history project 1983/1984. Tara La Rose

Challenges in Using Big Data to Develop Decision Support Systems for Social Work in Germany Diana Schneider & Udo Seelmeyer

Incorporating Facebook into Nonprofit Supports for Family Caregivers: Reflections on its Value and Relevance. Liam O’Sullivan & Zoe Hughes

Social Media Surveillance in Social Work: Practice Realities and Ethical Implications. Julie Byrne, Gloria Kirwan & Conor Mc Guckin

The development and implementation of a mobile application in human services. Somaya Ben Allouch & Judith Boonstra

Mapping and Visualizing the Social Work Curriculum. Neil Ballantyne, Kathryn Hay, Liz Beddoe, Jane Maidment & Shayne Walker

Infographics as an assignment to build digital skills in the social work. Nathalie P. Jones, Melanie Sage & Laurel Hitchcock

The impact of nontraditional and sustainable textbook options on student learning in a social work skills course. Becky Anthony & Victoria M. Venable

Technology in Field Education: Managing Ethical Issues. Allan Barsky

Notes on Guest Editors

Dr Ann Lavan is Lecturer Emerita, University College Dublin (UCD). She is a former  Associate Dean UCD College of Human Sciences, Director of UCD Social Science Research Centre and Senior Lecturer in the UCD School of Social Work, Social Policy and Social Justice. She has published on community social services, information technology in social services, history of social work in Ireland, social work records, teaching research to social work students and human flourishing.She was a founding member of the European Association of Schools of Social Work. She was an elected member of the Board of The International Association of Schools of Social Work and served as Book Review Editor of the Journal International Social  Work. Ann was formerly Secretary and is currently Vice-President of the Board of husITa (www.husITa.org). She is a member of Women in Film and TV (Ireland) and active on Twitter @AnnLavan.

Ann Lavan, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, ann.lavan@ucd.ie   http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2554-6160

Dr Gloria Kirwan is a Lecturer in Social Work at Maynooth University where she is Director of the MSocSc (Social Work). Her research covers a number of subject areas including the interface between new technologies and social work. She is currently the Editor of the journal Groupwork (Whiting & Birch), and she is a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of Social Work Practice (Taylor & Francis).  Gloria is a member of a number of practice and research advisory committees of organisations tackling issues such as homelessness, mental distress and human trafficking. She was a member of the Local Organising Committee for SWSD2018 and she is currently a Member of the Board of husITa.

Gloria Kirwan, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare, Ireland; Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5663-1325