The Social Worker's Internet Handbook

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9780965365352: The Social Worker's Internet Handbook

THE SOCIAL WORKER'S INTERNET HANDBOOK is a one-stop source of information for social workers who want to use the Internet to enhance their professional practice. Part I tells how to connect to and use the tools of the Internet. Part II covers specific ways social workers are using the Internet, including professional networking, using the Internet with and on behalf of clients, using it for research and education, and much more. Ethical considerations are also discussed. Part III includes reviews of over 350 Web sites of interest to social workers. Interspersed throughout the book are interviews with social workers who are using the Internet in their practice. A comprehensive, easy-to-read resource for all social workers.

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An essential toolkit for every social worker who is online (or wants to be). Keep this book right next to your mousepad!

Thousands of social workers are using the Internet to connect with colleagues, find information to use in their work with clients, and provide services and information. You can, too.

Read this book and learn how you can:

Connect to the Internet
Choose an Internet Service Provider
Use mailing lists and newsgroups
Surf the World Wide Web
Network with social work colleagues from around the world
Find helpful information and resources for your clients
Advocate online for your favorite causes
Raise funds for your organization or agency using the Internet
Search online for a social work job
Provide a community service by creating your own Web page

You will also find important information about the ethical concerns surrounding electronic communication and provision of online social work services.

PLUS...reviews of over 350 Web sites of interest to social workers and/or their clients.

If you are a social worker and you want to use the Internet to enhance your practice, look no further than this book. Next to your mouse and modem, it is your most important tool. Keep it on your desk, and use it daily as you learn the technical aspects of being online, search for existing resources, and think about contributing to the online world yourself. AUTHOR BIO: Gary B. Grant is Associate Dean for External Affairs at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. He has been involved in many innovative projects at SSA that involve social work students and alumni in using the Internet, and he teaches professional development classes there on "Uses of the Internet in Social Work." In his spare time, Gary serves as a Vice-President with the Hyde Park/Kenwood Community Conference, where he heads a project to build an Internet gateway to the community and to promote uses of the Internet for non-profit organizations and businesses. He co-authored THE NON-PROFIT INTERNET HANDBOOK with Gary Grobman.

Linda May Grobman, ACSW, LSW, is editor and publisher of The New Social Worker, the national magazine for social work students and recent graduates. She also edited the book, Days in the Lives of Social Workers. Linda has been a social worker in mental health and medical settings, and is a former staff member of the Pennsylvania and Georgia Chapters of the National Association of Social Workers. Linda uses the Internet daily to connect with other social workers around the world, and conducts workshops on Internet use at national, state, and local gatherings of social workers.

About the Author:

Gary B. Grant is Associate Dean for External Affairs at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Linda May Grobman, ACSW, LSW, is founder, publisher, and editor of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER, the national magazine for social work students and recent graduates.

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