Social media cuts across domains of workplace, profession, family, friends, clients, etc. Those entering the social work profession as well as seasoned social work professionals must understand the duality inherent in the use of social media as it relates to both clients and themselves. Social workers should be aware of both the tremendous value of social media and the potential pitfalls. In being social and a social worker, social workers must bear the burden of using social media and new technology within the context of a code of ethics.
Attendees will learn:
- What are the opportunities of social media engagement to the social worker as well as for clients?
- What are the pitfalls of social media engagement to the social worker as well as for clients?
- What does the literature say?
- How is the social work profession responding?
Counts as Ethics course for Supervision Certificate
*Each class this year will be held via Zoom. Participant numbers will be capped to ensure a personalized learning experience and there will be numerous opportunities for engagement (e.g. small group discussions, role plays, case studies). As such, learners should prepare for active participation. We ask that students keep their cameras on as much as they are able, while understanding that it may not be possible to keep cameras on throughout the entire class. Rest assured that we will take many breaks throughout each class to help assuage Zoom fatigue.