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August 2016Vol. 17, No. 6Apps for Social Work Professionals

An article on the website describes how social media can be used to enhance the work of social work professionals and the people they help. Initially meant to reinforce the commonly spoken phrase, "there's an app for that," the article provides background on how specific social media channels (e.g., Facebook and Twitter), in addition to search engines (e.g., Google), offer users unique experiences when searching for information related to a topic of interest, using social work as the primary example. The article provides specific examples of applications that are designed to help social work professionals with different aspects of their jobs, such as:

  • iGrade for Social Worker: designed to help with client management
  • Social Work Jobs: created to help professionals find relevant employment opportunities
  • Mobile Cochrane Library: provides access to several databases for on-the-go research

The article also provides information on a discretely labeled app created to help women who may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, called Aspire News. 

Access the article, "Useful Apps for Social Work Professionals," by Daphne Stanford, on the website at


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Child Welfare Information Gateway launched a mobile application for its National Foster Care and Adoption Directory (NFCAD). To learn more, read the article "National Foster Care and Adoption Directory App" in the March 2016 issue of Children's Bureau Express.