Using Technology in Social Work Practice: The mDad (Mobile Device Assisted Dad) Case Study.

Journal Name
Advances in Social Work
Journal Volume
16
Journal Issue
1
Page Count
18
Year Published
2015
Author (Individual)
Lee, Shawna J.
Walsh, Tova B.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF
Mobile technology presents an exciting opportunity for social workers to reach populations that are typically underserved by interventions and services. We present one application of technology that is particularly relevant to social work practice. The mDad (Mobile Device Assisted Dad) app was developed to augment existing social work practices by providing a father-friendly tool to help new fathers learn about and engage with their infants and toddlers. We discuss the process of developing the app content and conducting usability testing of the mDad app. We conclude with a discussion of the lessons learned from the mDad project, and the challenges of implementation and dissemination of technology-based interventions in community contexts. (Author abstract)

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