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Links for SOCW 6355, Advanced Use of Information Technology in the Human Services

I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks. - Thomas Edison, 1922

The following sites are relevant for 6355, primarily for developing a home page, working with media, finding vendors, and generic social work links.  Links are also available for the content of most chapters in the course text.

General Links for the course

Description URL
HUSITA (Human Services Information technology Applications) http://www.husita.org/
International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) http://www.isrii.org/mainframe.htm
International Association for Mental Health Online http://www.ismho.org/
Journal of Technology in Human Services http://www2.uta.edu/cussn/jths/
Computers in Human Behavior http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/759/description#description
Center for Aging Services Technologies http://www.agingtech.org/
TechAtlas guide to developing a technology plan www.TechAtlas.org
Before forwarding warnings, check if virus is a hoax http://www.datafellows.com/virus-info/hoax/
Site helping if you are harassed online http://www.haltabuse.org/
Psych Central http://psychcentral.com/
Assistivetech.net (site on assistive technology) http://www.assistivetech.net/
SWAN (Social Work Access Network) http://cosw.sc.edu/swan/
Information for Practice http://www.nyu.edu/socialwork/ip/archives.php
Technology project ideas (from grants funded) http://www.progressivetech.org/Grantees/2006_grantees.htm
NASW/ASWB standards for Technology & social work practice http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/standards/NASWTechnologyStandards.pdf
NPower--information to help nonprofits use IT better http://www.npower.org/
Tarrant County Access providing IT solutions to human service organizations http://www.tcaccess.org/
TechnoTrash action network (BAN) http://www.ban.org/
Techsoup -- technology for nonprofits at reasonable rates http://www.techsoup.org/
SourceForge for finding and developing open source software (FOSS) http://sourceforge.net/
Students and educators download free many Microsoft products https://www.dreamspark.com

Sites Relevant for Designing a Web Site

Description URL

Electronic information exchange for children in foster care

http://www.childrenspartnership.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Reports1&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=14211
Content management systems resources http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/technology/cms.shtml
Ideas for color combinations http://kuler.adobe.com/
Easy to use audio (goldwave) & video (multiquence) editor www.goldwave.com
Guidelines for site accessible to people with disabilities http://webxact.watchfire.com/
Understanding copyright and fair use laws http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
Common mistakes when designing a web site http://www.drashery.com/webdesignmistakes/index.htm

Sites Relevant for System Development

Description URL

State Child Welfare Information Systems Project Managerís Guide

http://www.cwistraining.org/slides/Guides/PM_Guide_Revised_061009.htm
Improving Health Outcomes for Children in Foster Care: The Role of Electronic Record Systems-2008 http://www.childrenspartnership.org/AM/Template.cfm?Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=12680&FusePreview=True&WebsiteKey=31cadfd9-b130-44b4-af2e-6603cbcc422b

Health and Human Services Vendors (these change frequently)

Vendor URL

Automated Case Management Systems

http://www.acmsinc.com/

BehaveNet listing of behavioral health care products

http://www.behavenet.com/products.htm

Blackbaud fundraising, constituent management, financial management, marketing, etc.

http://www.blackbaud.com/products/internet/netcommunity.aspx

Boss Software (Medswis)

http://www.medswis.com/

Bowman case management systems

http://www.bowmansystems.com/products.html

CappsDATA office management system

http://www.cappsdata.com/

Captain agency management system

http://www.capsystems.com/captain.htm

CaseTrack client-tracking system

http://www.conejosystems.com/ckMain.htm

Defran system for human services

http://www.defran.com/

Docutrac office therapy management

http://www.quicdoc.com/

Ebase community relationship management software

http://www.ebase.org/home

Extended Reach Foster Care Case Management System

http://www.ersoftware.com/er.nsf/0/D8BBC9FE8FF5832385256CE200077E82

Foothold case management & client tracking

http://footholdtechnology.com/

Fundraiser software

http://www.fundraisersoftware.com/

HMIS homeless information system

http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/hmis/

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/hmis/

iRIS research information system

http://www.imedris.com/

Kaleidacare child and family services software

http://www.kaleidacare.com/

Lagan

http://www.petermartin.com/

Online volunteering consultation

http://www.coyotecom.com/volunteer/index.html

PIE -- person in environment system

http://www.compupie.org/

PM2 Billing and clinical software for mental health

http://www.pm2.com/

Progressive Technology Project Powerbase database platform

http://www.progressivetech.org/what-we-offer/powerbase

PsychConsult for mental health, addictions, social services

http://www.psychconsult.org/

Samaritan volunteer management software

http://www.samaritan.com/

Social Solutions Performance Management System

http://www.socialsolutions.com/

Social Work software client services tracker

http://www.socialworksoftware.com/

Sumtime practice management

http://www.sumtime.com/

Therapy Partner practice management software

http://www.therapypartner.com/

Volunteer Words

http://www.redridge.com/