Jerz: Writing for the Internet (EL 236)


21 September 2006

Helping People Online

This isn't an assigned article, so you needn't blog about it, but I didn't have time in class today to do justice to a good question about how it might be possible to use the internet to help people online. My quick response was that most social work programs seem to be regionally based, and since it's hard to identify the location of people who use the internet, there would be no way to ensure that the help you were offering was helping people in your community. But here's an article about how universities are starting to reach out to their own students through online resources.

Jobs, News and Views for All of Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed :: Using the Web to Prevent Suicide

As questions of institutional liability after student suicide have received much more attention in recent years, many health officials have called for improved suicide prevention strategies. But carrying out such efforts is not the easiest of tasks when no one knows for sure what will push one student instead of another to want to take his or her own life.


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