Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Written by Traci Bartley Young, LCSW, from the New Social Worker Online: Facebook permeates everyday social chatter, whether someone is sending a request to join or a friend is posting pictures of family. I had a recent discussion with a friend who joined Facebook as a way to market her growing business and to network. As a social worker, I am always looking at ways to network and thinking about new technologies that may enhance client functioning. The more I considered Facebook and social networking sites in general, the more I realized the ethical implications for social workers who use these sites and the possible clinical impact for our clients. This is by no means an exhaustive discussion of all the things one must consider before using a site, nor does it address all of the ways such use could affect clients. This article is intended to be a snapshot of a few issues social workers should contemplate with regard to social networking sites. The NASW Code of Ethics (1999) will be used as a reference, citing particular standards that provide a guide for each ethical issue. Read more...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The library staff recommends that you take a look at the World AIDS day Website. It features stories from people who are living with HIV/AIDS, statistics on the disease, and resources for those who want to help with efforts to combat this epidemic.