Lauri Goldkind

Lauri Goldkind
Fordham University · Graduate School of Social Service

PhD

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September 2008 - present
Fordham University
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (46)
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Governments have long dealt with the issue of engaging their constituents in the process of governance, and e-participation efforts have been a part of this effort. Almost all of these efforts have been controlled by government. Civic technology and data4good, fueled by the movement toward open government and open civic data, represent a sea change...
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Artificial intelligence technology offers a wealth of opportunities for government to serve its constituencies and address its mission. Technology providers paint a picture of unlimited possibilities and the fulfillment of dreamlike visions. The reality is often different with failed projects or efforts with negative consequences for social justice...
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As new forms of data proliferate, data are increasingly used as a tool to determine access to resources, levels of sanction, and vulnerability to surveillance. Although the use of data to implement systematically biased policy is not new, the contemporary primacy of data across core institutions imposes disproportionate harms on already marginalize...
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Tele-mental health, or the provision of remote counseling services, has been available for decades. This qualitative study uses the framework of affordances, derived from Gibson, to examine what social work practitioners working on direct to consumer tele-mental health (DTCTMH) platforms are discovering about the features, benefits, and constraints...
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Participatory design has as both its purpose and means, the democratic engagement and empowerment of end-users in design processes. The situation of participatory design, as a unit of analysis, is however, laden with complex power dynamics and interactions amongst participating actants; this contributes to advancing as well as inhibiting both the e...
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Governments have long dealt with the issue of engaging their constituents in the process of governance, and e-participation efforts have been a part of this effort. Almost all of these efforts have been controlled by government. Civic technology and data4good, fueled by the movement toward open government and open civic data, represent a sea change...
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Direct-to-consumer tele-mental health services—therapy delivered by video conference, email, and text message—is a burgeoning model of service delivery. The practice of on-demand digital psychotherapy presents ethical questions, as new economic models, service delivery systems, and therapeutic models are introduced. Virtual therapy, now offered on...
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The availability and accessibility of all kinds of data are changing the landscape of funding, service delivery, and program planning in the human services. For human service organizations to succeed in a quickly changing data landscape, new skills will be required of leaders as well as line staff. This commentary describes the information ecosyste...
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The use of sophisticated technology to promote social change has developed over the past three decades from tentative beginnings to an expected part of the arsenal of movement organizations and advocacy groups. The development of practical politics throughout the world has made greater use of ever more sophisticated technologies. This chapter will...
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The gig economy, the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption; these are all synonyms for a technologically enhanced mechanisms for linking independent contractors with consumers for the purposes for exchanging goods and services. This business model has proliferated exponentially in the last decade and has been touted as offering freedom and...
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Participatory Design (PD) methods serve a dual purpose of facilitating the achievement of superior design artifacts by connecting the designers and developers with their end-users, as well as catalyzing democratic engagement and empowerment of the end-users. These complementary goals of engaging and empowering individuals, who not only use the desi...
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Information and communication technologies ( ICT ) are major forces shaping our current age. ICT affects many areas of human existence and influences the both human wellbeing and human evil. The nonprofit sector is already heavily involved in technology both as a way to pursue its mission and as an influential factor in the evolution of the sector....
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The vast majority of the twenty-first century societal problems, from climate change and terrorism to hunger and inequality, exist in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and dynamic global context. For example, an intervention to solve a problem of terrorism in one part of the world needs to take into consideration the socio-political stabilit...
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Technological advances in communications tools, the Internet, and the advent of social media have changed the ways in which nonprofit organizations engage with their various constituents. Nonprofits now have a constellation of tools including: interactive social media sites, mobile applications (apps), Websites, and mash-ups that allow them to crea...
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Little is understood about the scope of information and communication technology (ICT) use in practice for agency-based social work professionals, and still less is known about how such practitioners acquire and avail themselves of opportunities to learn about ICT tools. This study asked a sample of social work field supervisors (n = 371) to descri...
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Technological advances in communications tools, the Internet, and the advent of social media have changed the ways in which nonprofit organizations engage with their various constituents. Nonprofits now have a constellation of tools including: interactive social media sites, mobile applications (apps), Websites, and mash-ups that allow them to crea...
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This article explores the effect of organizational culture on engagement with advocacy activities, both traditional and electronic. The Competing Values Framework offers a model for understanding how organizations’ culture influences behavior. Using a sample of nonprofit providers from across the country, the author hypothesized that organizations...
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Social media has become ubiquitous in everyday life as well as a part of many organizational cultures and communications plans. However, in the nonprofit sector where technology adaption has historically been slower than the corporate sector, social media use is less pervasive. This qualitative study used a Template Analysis approach to explore soc...
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Our human experience is mediated with and by technology. Social work offers a panoramic perspective on individuals and issues, insisting on the importance of the ecology of interaction between person and environment. Given this historic strength, social workers cannot ignore the explosive growth and pervasive impact of technology or fail to recogni...
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E-advocacy, or the constellation of electronic tools used for policy advocacy, offer cost-effective approaches for engaging constituents to create social change. Providers of human services may face challenges when trying to implement these tools. While many electronic tools have low barriers for entry, other factors may inhibit their use in agenci...
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Annually, 100,000 delinquent youths return to their communities from a detention facility and are required to attend a community school. School social workers may be best positioned to provide assistance with this transition; however, little is understood about how they are presently servicing this population. This study explores the interactions o...
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Technological advances in communications tools, the Internet, and the advent of social media have changed the ways in which nonprofit organizations engage with their various constituents. Nonprofits now have a constellation of tools including: interactive social media sites, mobile applications (apps), Websites, and mash-ups that allow them to crea...
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Technological advances in communications tools, the Internet, and the advent of social media have changed the ways in which nonprofit organizations engage with their various constituents. Nonprofits now have a constellation of tools including: interactive social media sites, mobile applications (apps), Websites, and mash-ups that allow them to crea...
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The range and patterns of leadership styles in human service organizations are important for social work educators and their students to understand if social work administrators are to compete successfully in the marketplace for executive director and other top management roles. Using a sample of executive directors of human service organizations l...
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This study sought to examine the direct and indirect associations between school size and parents’ perceptions of the invitations for involvement pro - vided by their children’s school in a school system that has actively attempted to reduce the negative effects of school size. Using data from the New York Public Schools’ annual Learning Environmen...
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Distance learning programs in social work education have been growing exponentially throughout the United States. This study interviewed Master of Social Work (MSW) students enrolled in two synchronous distance-learning courses that employed a blended pedagogy, and evaluates their insights about the learning experience. For these two courses, mater...
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For at least the past decade, the social service sector has been pressed by external forces to develop models of interagency collaboration. While many organizations use strategic partnerships, joint service delivery models, and even mergers to remain viable in climates of competition, few agencies have explored the possible rewards of sharing devel...
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As critical components of the aging continuum of care, senior centers promote older adult health and well-being by providing opportunities for recreation, socialization, nutrition, health education, and access to vital social services. Nationally, a vast network of 11,000 senior centers serves over four million older adults annually. As the United...
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Nonprofit human services providers are struggling to meet increasing demands for services with diminished budgetary resources. This study returns to a unique collaborative fundraising model one year later in order to assess the progress towards successful joint fundraising a year after an initial study of the partnership was completed. Key stakehol...
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Social work is frequently missing when policy and practice conversations turn to juvenile justice system youths. However, school social workers are well positioned to have a vital role in the readmission and reentry process for these young people. Formerly incarcerated youths present unique challenges for themselves, their families, and communities...
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Background & Purpose: Alleviating the negative effects of school size on parents and students' educational engagement has been one of the key elements of urban public school reform efforts (Vander Ark, 2002) This study sought to examine the direct and indirect associations between school size and engagement of parents and students in a school syste...

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Increasing numbers and the frequency of occurrence of global and local disasters poses great challenges for the inter/national community on various scales– individual, community, private, public, social, economic, political. Furthermore, the Covid-19 global pandemic exposed weaknesses and complexities of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and disaster governance limiting the effectiveness and efficiency of immediate response structures. Different stakeholders and authorities faced challenges coping with the convolutions of Covid-19 impacts on individuals and communities and had to find solutions within the momentum of shock and uncertainty. It became obvious that most decision-makers struggled with the scale and great diversity of such a disaster (deFreitas et al 2020; McCabe 2020). Wankmüller notes, “…governments have corresponding plans to hand, but the vague (arbitrary) actions set…imply low levels of comprehensive preparedness and weak planning” (2020: 4). The Corona virus confronted individuals, communities, the private and the public, political local/(Inter-)national authorities, policy, practice, and research with the fact that “…resultant uncertainties challenge the modern faith in progress and technological solutionism…Thus, crisis management is subject to continuous piecemeal adaptations to a situation, where available knowledge is highly limited” (Pfister 2020; Daase and Kessler2007). Recent disasters showed the value of social work being a linking partner and bridging agent working at the frontline of complex social vulnerabilities to decision- and policy makers of disaster management and governance. Even so, social work practice has proven to be an important and relevant stakeholder, the profession has not yet found its position within the field of disaster management and policy making (Schmitt 2020; Lutz et al. 2021). The idea of the "Connect4Resilience Network" stems from our personal but also professional understanding as action-oriented researchers and knowledge brokers continuously aiming for better understanding and building bridges between theory, practice, and policy in the field of Social Work, Disaster Research and Aid Governance. As Margareta Wahlstrom, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for DRR notes, “…Social Work and DRR policy share common ground…There is nothing natural about a disaster itself… it is the product of risk, which is in turn rooted in a combination of factors, ranging from human behavior and vulnerability, e.g. bad policy decisions and environmental degradation.” (2017:334) Therefore, we do understand research as part of the larger global project achieving the Agenda 2030 and Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). With this motivation, we do see the Covid19 pandemic as a multi-complex disaster moment but also as an opening momentum and opportunity to deepen knowledge creation and bringing together individuals and institutions of different backgrounds to co-create new knowledge, stronger networks and partnerships supporting the societal and political transformation towards a more disaster resilient, disaster prepared and sustainable society. The overall aim of the Connect4Resilience Network is to connect various stakeholders from research, policy, practice, and society to: (1) better prepare and plan for future disaster(s) and crises; (2) better integrate and establish knowledge and implementation capacities for resilient and sustainable DRR planning and doing; (3) build capacity and create awareness of the role of social work and social services in disaster contexts; (4) foster societal transformation on various scales (SDG1, SDG5, SDG10, SDG11, SDG17). The network is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).