Social media blurs the boundary between the online and offline worlds, and brings ethical and practical challenges for social workers.
Using real-life examples, this book provides helpful principles that can be adapted and applied in practice and education. It enables practitioners and students to consider the ethics and assess the impact of social media on their professional conduct, and their ability to maintain public confidence.
Featuring contributions from a number of national leaders and experts, each of the chapters in this book focus on one area of service examining the implications of social media for practice with children and families including children in care, adults, mental health services, and youth justice, as well as the implications of social media for social work regulation. This book also unpacks some of the challenges and opportunities in developing, maintaining and participating in communities of practice and explores how social media technologies can be used effectively by practitioners in their practice and professional development and to better support people who access services.
Claudia Megele is Head of Service for Quality Assurance and Principal Social Worker at Wiltshire Council and a Fellow of the National Institute of Health Research.
Peter Buzzi is a psychotherapist and international consultant.
Introduction ~ Claudia Megele;
Social Work and Social Media Technologies ~ Jenny Simpson;
Social Media and Social Work with Children and Families ~ Claudia Megele and Sherry Malik;
Social Media and Youth Justice ~ TBC;
Social Media and Social Work with Adults ~ Sharon Allen;
Social Media and Mental Health Social Work ~ Ruth Allen and Peter Buzzi;
Communities of Practice and social media technologies in social work practice and education ~ Claudia Megele and Peter Buzzi;
Social Media and Social Work Regulation ~ Claudia Megele and Lyn Romeo;
Social Media and the Future of Social Work Practice and Education ~ Claudia Megele.