How to Become a Social Media Champion

The resources in this section will help you understand the various social media tools and how they are used. It provides basic information on how to get started using social media platforms and the principles of effective social media writing. Although not specific to child welfare, much of the information is applicable.

CDC's Guide to Writing for Social Media (PDF - 1,607 KB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012)
Addresses the principles of effective social media writing and offers tips for how to write for different social media platforms. The guide includes a glossary and additional writing resources.

HHS Center for New Media
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Offers numerous resources on how to best implement new technologies to communicate online. The website includes a standards and policies checklist, guidance on specific types of social networking tools, a webinar series, a blog, and more.

Using New Media
Includes new media basics, detailed instructions, and tools to get started with new media.

Using Visual Apps to Connect With Your Target Audience on Social Networks [Webinar]
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (2013)
Provides a webcast orientation to using social media applications such as Google+, Vine, Pinterest, YouTube, FiLMiC, Path, Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter.


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