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Do you use social media in your work with youth and families? The Child Welfare Information Gateway's new "Using Social Media in Child Welfare" section offers tips for social workers, youth and foster parents.
Social media can be a powerful communication tool for people in social services--but, of course, it also offers challenges to privacy and other issues. In "Using Social Media in Child Welfare" you'll find fact sheets, guides to the ethical use of social media, how-tos on creating social media policies, and tips on writing for Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
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