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Social Media Use in Child Welfare: Privacy, Protection, and Ethics in Engagement (KinUSMU)

This three-hour workshop will focus on structuring social media usage to maintain privacy, for the PCSA staff and for the families served. Topics will include the ethics of searching and engagement using social media as a tool while also being accountable to your agency's brand.

During this workshop we will discuss ideas for documenting key information found in searches, sample messages and strategies for safe engagement, and how to protect yourself and your family from intrusion. This workshop will include strategies for maintaining both physical and online safety and how to uphold professional boundaries with families.

Participants will discuss the standards of ethical practice and professional conduct rule of “multiple relationships” and considerations for virtual or online communities. During this workshop, participants will examine the state and federal legislative support for diligent family search and engagement efforts, and how social media is a powerful tool in this area. Discussion will include how policy guides practice and how ongoing learning can be supported through training and supervision. Participants can expect lecture, group discussion, and breakouts.

This is an instructor-led course, going through the units will get you to register for the live training event session which is hosted on Teams.

September 27, 2024 - 9am-12pm EST
October 14, 2024 - 1pm-4pm EST

Course Training Hour...: 3 training hours (non-CEU)

  • Meet Your Instructors
  • Conversation Group Agreements
  • Group Agreements & Access Support
  • Social Media Use in Child Welfare Resources
  • Social Media Use in Child Welfare
  • After Class
  • Course Evaluation
  • Resources
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever