Technology in People Services: Research, Theory, and Applications

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Haworth Press, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 519 pages
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This important book presents theory, research, and applications in technology in the human services on an international scale. Based on the Human Service Information Technology Applications Conference, Technology in People Services is filled with practical information for researchers, educators, and practitioners in the form of case studies, demonstrations, research, and design applications. This valuable book covers the various uses of technology in all areas of human services including work with aging, disabled, and substance abusing persons, technological applications in administration and management, and computer applications in practice and education.

Technology in People Services addresses the critical ethical and social issues that impact both education and practice in the human services. Chapters illustrate well-researched and mature applications of technology such as computer-aided instruction and statistical models. This in-depth volume contains the ideas, theories, and documented conclusions that are essential for future advances in technology in the human services. It emphasizes that human service workers will readily accept technology applications if they are involved in its design and if their needs are served. Some of the topics covered in Technology in People Services include applications of technology in:
  • health/mental health, aging, disability, and rehabilitation services
  • programs for families, children, and communities
  • human services instruction and education
  • administration and management

    Healthcare workers, administrators, correctional officers, social workers, guidance counselors, faculty and students in health-related professions, and information technology professionals around the world will benefit from the global perspectives contained in this invaluable book.

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