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Social Work Practice in a Digital and Electronic World: Ethical and Risk Management Challenges
Dec 31, 2013 3:00 pm EST

Presentation Synopsis: 
This webcast will explore novel and emerging ethical issues arising out of social workers' growing use of electronic interventions and communications, digital technology, and social media. The presentation will examine ethical issues related to social workers' use of social networking sites, e-therapy, chat rooms, moderated forums, Web-based psychoeducation, selfguided Web-based intervention, video conferencing, telephone therapy, avatar therapy, expert systems, email exchanges, text messages, and client blogs. The webcast will focus on key ethical issues related to privacy, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, boundaries, and documentation, among others. CASW is exceptionally thankful that Dr. Reamer has chosen to make available his depth of knowledge and expertise in these areas to the members of CASW partner organizations and individual affiliate members of CASW.

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Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care

Relationships Matter for Youth 'Aging Out' of Care is a collaborative photovoice project led by Melanie Doucet, who is a former youth in care, alongside eight former youth in care between the ages of 19 and 29 from the Greater Vancouver area. Using images captured by the young co-researchers and their accompanying captions, Melanie’s project takes a closer look at meaningful supportive relationships in the lives of young people in and from care, and how those relationships can be developed and nurtured over time.  

This webinar is intended to help professionals learn about and engage with: 

  • 8 of the 12 relationship-related themes emerging from the photography;
  • 34 concrete recommendations for improving child welfare policies and practices