Social Work Technology

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At first, it may seem curious to combine the areas of Social Work, and technology. However, as technology becomes more pervasive, and impacts more and more of our lives, there are more gray areas that need to addressed as part of social justice or civil rights. As an example, limited access to the internet negatively impacts students and families, as they try to improve their lives. And problems such as bias in AI can affect a person’s ability to get a job, or to find adequate housing. So, these have become areas where social workers are using their expertise and their unique understanding of the human condition to help make technology a benefit to everyone.