This handbook provides an authoritative and cutting-edge overview of current research and trends related to the emerging field of digital technology and social work.
This book is divided into six sections:

Part 1 Reframing Social Work in a Digital Society
Part 2 Shaping a Science of Social Work in the Digital Society
Part 3 Digital Social Work in Practice
Part 4 The Ethics of Digital Social Work
Part 5 Digital Social Work and the Digitalization of Welfare Institutions: Opportunities, Challenges and Country Cases
Part 6 Digital Social Work: Future Challenges, Directions and Transformations

This book, comprised of 40 specially commissioned chapters, explores the main intersections between social work theory and practice in an increasingly digitized world. Bringing a critical focus to how social work as a profession is adapting exponentially to embrace the benefits of technology, it gives specific consideration to the digitalization of the social work profession, including the ways in which social workers are using different forms of technology to provide effective services and innovative practice responses.

With chapters on big data, digital archiving, e-citizenship and inclusion, gerontechnology, children and technology, smart cities and data ethics, this book will be of interest to all social work scholars, students and professionals as well as those working in science and technology studies more broadly.

1.Introduction – Digital Social Work: Reshaping Social Work Practice in the 21st Century.  Part One: Reframing Social Work in a Digital Society.  2.Digital social work: The opportunity of digitalisation. A meta-analysis.  3.Social Work: Information and Communication Technologies: Development and Innovation.  4.PhotoVoice in the Time of Digital Social Work.  5.Networked Relationships: Relationship-Based Social Work Practice in the Digital Era.  6.Technology Tools for Convivial Communities.  7.Collective Social Work and Social Movements in the Digital Age.  Part Two: Shaping a Science of Social Work in the Digital Society.  8.Sociocybernetics for Digital Social Work: A Second Order Approach.  9.Big Social Data and social networking sites, opportunities for Social Work research and practice.  10.Analysis of Citizen Interactions on Twitter about Social Services and Covid-19.  11.Viral Artifacts: Social Work Responses to COVID-19 through YouTube as Archive.  12.Superdiversity and Digital Social Work.  13.Social Work Research: Digitising the Critical Incident Technique for the 21st Century using Audio Diaries.  14.Digital Social Group Work: Evolution, State of the Art and a Renewed Research Agenda.  Part Three: Digital Social Work in Practice.  Part IIIa: Digital Social Work with Client Groups.  15.Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Gerontological Social work Practice.  16.Digital Technology in Statutory Children’s Services.  17.The Digitization of Social Work with Vulnerable Children and Older People in the Czech Republic: A Challenge for the Future.  18.Digital social work and disability services.  19.The use of Facebook in social work practice with families: Safeguarding or surveillance?  20.Technology and children: a role for social work?  Part IIIb: Digital Social Work in Practice.  21.Digital Storytelling in Social Work.  22.The Interface between Technology and Domestic Violence and Abuse: Challenges & Opportunities for Social Work Practice.  23.The Acceleration of the Implementation of Tele Social Work as a Complementary Intervention Formula: Teleworking, Remote Assistance and Online Home Visiting.  24.Technology Bridges Community Social Work and Older People Care in Japan.  25.Social Innovation and Technology for Social Work: A training and implementation experience in Santiago de Chile.  26.The Pandemic of Undesired Loneliness: New Strategies from Digital Social Work.  27.Social work education and digitalisation: the classroom in transition.  28.Reflections on Emergency Remote Online Teaching and Learning Group Work Education during Covid-19: South Africa.  Part Four: The Ethics of Digital Social Work.  29.Information and Communications Technology in Social Work: Ethical and Risk Management Issues.  30.Privacy and ‘big data’ in social work research: a risk-based approach.  31.Artificial Intelligence and Social Work: contributions to an ethical AI at the service of people.  32.Ethics and Technology in Emergency Situations.  33.Mechanisms of Power in the Digital Age: Surveillance, Privacy and Professional Boundaries in Social Work Practice.  Part Five: Digital Social Work and the Digitalization of Welfare Institutions: Opportunities, Challenges and Country Cases.  34.Using Technologies as Allies in Social Work: the Chilean Experience of Reconectando.  35.Integrating Social Work Practice and Technology Competencies: A comparative example between USA and Spain.  36.Participatory Evaluation in Social Organisations Dealing with Emergency Situations: A Digital Social Work Perspective.  37.Digital Social Work in Ordinary and Extraordinary Times: the Italian Experience.  38.Digital Social Work and Social Protection Programme: Conditional Cash Transfer in Colombia.  Part Six: Future Challenges, Directions and Transformations.  39.‘Harness Technology for Social Good’: A Grand Challenge for Social Work.  40.Digital Social Work: Support at Your Fingertips.  41.Digital People Production in Social Work.  42.The Future of Digital Social Work: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities.