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Ethics of Social Media Training

  • Buckeye Hills Regional Council 1400 Pike Street Marietta United States (map)

Title of workshop:

Ethics of Social Media and New Technologies


Use of social media and new technologies have exploded in the new millennium. More people than ever before are using the Internet to connect to one another, which poses benefits and challenges to those who work in the health and human services profession. In this presentation you will learn about the ethical implications of social media and new technologies on practice. Participants will learn the website-specific risks, benefits, and strategies to avoid ethical violations. You will also learn about social media in an organizational context and how to discuss social media use with your clients.

Learning objectives:

Participants will understand the benefits and pitfalls of using social media and new technologies in their practice as a helping professional.

• Participants understanding of social media and networking sites will increase.

• Participants knowledge of the benefits of social media sites and new technologies will be broadened.

• Participants decision making capacities will be improved by reviewing the ethical risks professionals take on through their use of social media.

• Participants will gain a better understanding of the legal and safety issues affecting them as a practitioner

• Participants knowledge of the benefits and risks of social media to a non-profit, health and human service will increase

• Participants will have a better understanding of how to talk to their clients about their use of media.

Registration is $35 per person. CEUs are offered. Members of Buckeye Hills General Policy Council and Regional Advisory Council will receive a discount and can reach out to for the discount code.

Bio of presenter:

Danielle Smith is the Executive Director of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has worked for NASW for ten years and has been responsible for the Chapter's government relations, communications, membership development, and management. Prior to working at NASW she worked in the Ohio Senate. Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science of Social Work, Master of Social Work, and Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University.

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