Ethics of Social Media Training Announced; CEUs Offered

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Buckeye Hills Regional Council is pleased to welcome Danielle Smith, Executive Director of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, to Marietta on Monday, June 17th for an Ethics on Social Media and New Technologies training.

Danielle 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.

The purpose of this training is to equip participants with knowledge about the website-specific risks, benefits, and strategies to avoid ethical violations. Participants will also learn about social media in an organizational context and how to discuss social media use with clients and consumers.

Participants will understand the benefits and pitfalls of using social media and new technologies in their practice as a helping professional, in specific regard to the following points:

  • 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.

Registration is required and space is limited.