Social Media: Tips for Child Welfare Workers

Date: October 2022
Social Media: Tips for Child Welfare Workers

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2022

File Size: 334 KB

Social media apps have become ubiquitous communication tools, and the child welfare field is responding by expanding the role of social media in casework practice. However, social media can also present privacy and safety concerns, and agencies must determine how to utilize these technologies while minimizing risks to families and staff. This factsheet contains tips to help child welfare workers address the complex balance required for successfully using social media in a field that demands strict confidentiality and adherence to a range of rules and guidelines. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2022). Social media: Tips for child welfare workers. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

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