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Social Work Apps

Mobile, Web-Based, or Computer Apps that can be used by social workers and other mental health, human services, and social care professionals, or that can be used by their clients. Caveats: We haven't tried most of these, so we can't say for sure what their value might be, and very little research has been done on the effectiveness of most of the apps out there. Maintained by @Dorlee M, as well as me (@njsmyth)


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Social Work Apps

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Review of an app that provides a HIPAA compliant for health and behavioral health #mentalhealth #onlinetherapy #mhealth

Aspire News < free news app that provides DV assistance

Pass The Drop by Momentous Institute < free app helps a classroom or group of students focus their attention on the work at hand with the goal of reducing distractions [also avail for Samsung tablet]

Settle Your Glitter by Momentous Institute < free app guides students through a deep breathing exercise that helps allow them to regain control of their emotions and shift their focus back to learning [also avail for Samsung]

Breathing Bubbles by Momentous Institute < free app helps students reflect on their good feelings and release their worries in an effort to improve their mood and emotional well-being [also avail for Samsung tablets]

Am I Hungry?® Virtual Coach by Am I Hungry? $2.99 ® Mindful Eating Programs and Training < how to identify signals of hunger and fullness, recognize “head hunger, ”ask yourself a series of questions for deciding what to eat * & tune-in to the multisensory experience of eating.

TF-CBT: Triangle of Life < free evidence based cognitive processing app/game for use with kids (anxiety, improving thought processes etc. developed by Carnegie Mellon University) avail on Apple and Google+

Mindfulness Coach by US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) < aims to teach mindfulness skills, to help military members learn to reduce tension and improve coping skills

NowMattersNow < educational site that teaches DBT skills (distress tolerance and distraction) #suicideprevention

DONAFY < allows citizens to easily locate, notify and donate to nearby nonprofit organizations that service people in need of housing, food, medical care, mental health, job assistance and LGBT services [limited to PA for now]

Flowy - Game to Help w/Panic Attacks

Eat, Chew, Rest < free app to encourage mindful eating! It includes visual prompts that tell you when to chew and when to savour the flavor; Learn to appreciate, savor, and reflect

IMAlive :: An Online Crisis Network < 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention

Emotion Wheel by Six Seconds < track your feelings

Intend - The Change Reminder by Six Seconds > Set an intention and get random, super-simple reminders to help you follow through

Suicide Safe by SAMHSA ‒ The Suicide Prevention App for Primary Care and Behavioral Health Providers by SAMHSA

Social Work Field Guide is a community-driven resource app for social workers < contains over 50 pre-loaded nationally available services, therapeutic exercises, how-to's, and more. You can add your own resources and submit them to be included in future updates

App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help < centralizes 55 different services available to victims of sexual assault and highlights the phone number to call to access them...

domesticshelters.org < makes finding the right shelter and information about domestic violence easier. [website and mobile resource with searchable data]

Acts of Kindness < over 300 suggestions including acts of kindness, charitable donations and more; company behind this good doing app pledges to donate 25% of all ad revenue directly to Goodwill...

Random Act of Kindness < A simple click on the Be Kind button or a shake of the device will give you your Random Act of Kindness for the day.

1st Family Health app was created to help people with little or no prescription drug insurance to save money on their prescription drugs. This includes, but is not limited to, senior citizens, on fixed incomes and Medicare; self-employed business-people who have to pay their own medical costs; families; college students; and those who have recently lost their jobs and benefits and may be struggling financially.

Headspace < free meditation app (teaches you how)

Plasticity app/platform < teaches employees the psychological traits of flourishing to create highly engaged corporate cultures. A fun, social collaboration environment with a singular focus on company culture also measures social/emotional-intelligence to guide predictive psychological fitness training #happiness

Boys Town National Hotline Platform - 4 ways for teens to receive help