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This week’s chat is on the topic of Cyber Social Work. This topic will explore the concept of technological competence in social work practice, preparation of social work students for today’s digital world, digital mental health issues and the role of cyber liability insurance.
Here is a link the Canadian Cyber Social Worker (2012 YouTube video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTyvT5e1cNQ
Our host will be Janet M. Joiner, Ph.D., chair and assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Detroit Mercy. She holds a doctorate from Wayne State University in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and BSW & MSW degrees from Western Michigan University. She is founder of the Institute for Cyber Social Work, an organization dedicated to advancing digital social work practice and education. She tweets under the name @CyberSocialWork .
Here are the questions we hope to discuss during the chat:
- What does it mean to be “Technologically Competent” as a social worker?
- How prepared do you think today’s social workers are to treat clients presenting digital mental health issues, like Digital Dementia, Nomopobia (Fear of being without one’s digital device), Selfie Syndrome and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)?
- What specific technology skills/techniques do you think students should be taught in BSW/MSW programs to prepare for practice in the digital age?
- Discuss your level of comfort and/or experience using video-conferencing platforms like Skype, Vsee, Zoom, etc.
- Field Education, Human Behavior, Research, Policy, & Practice are the major curricular areas in Social Work education. Discuss if you believe “Technology” should be added as a required area in social work curriculum
- NASW Assurance offers varying levels of Cyber Liability Insurance coverage for interested social workers. What do you believe is the purpose of cyber liability insurance coverage?
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