Social Media and Child Welfare

Over the last decade, the child welfare field has made progress in the use of social media to enhance and support its work, as well as in the safety issues involved with social media use. The following resources provide guidance to adoption and child welfare professionals on using social media in their work with children, youth, and families. They provide sample policies and programs to get you started and offer examples of what States and organizations across the country are doing.

Using Social Media in Adoption
These resources offer advice on how to use social media in adoption and link to examples of what States are doing.

Promising Practices in Child Welfare and Social Media
This section provides links to publications and websites focusing on how agencies use social media in their child welfare work. It also includes examples from the field.

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