Mapped against UK regulatory bodies standards, this book responds to new complex issues raised by social media. Joanne Westwood draws on evidence and contemporary examples from practice to contextualise developments in social media and outline how this has shaped social work practice in recent years. She unpicks the potential pitfalls and opportunities social media presents for individual practice, organisations and service users. After using the case study questions, quizzes and reflective activities readers will be able to confidently apply their knowledge of the 4 key issues: privacy, confidentiality, regulation, and professional ethics and values.
Chapter 1: Social and Digital Media: Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Here?
Chapter 2: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Social Media in Social Work
Chapter 3: Knowledge and Values for Social Work and Social Media
Chapter 4: Theories and perspectives informing social work and social media
Chapter 5: Social work and social media in practice
Chapter 6: Social media and social work professional development
Chapter 7: Social media social justice and social change
Chapter 8: Summary and concluding comments