Social Media Toolkit for Social Work Field Educators – Get your Free Copy!

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Social Media Toolkit for Social Work Field Educators.  This toolkit provides Field and other Social Work Educators with tools and resources to help social work students and field instructors assess, develop, and maintain an online identity for professional purposes.  There are two parts to the toolkit – an Educator’s Guide and a PowerPoint Slide Deck.  The Educator’s Guide provides directions, descriptions, and handouts related to the content of the toolkit while the Slide Deck includes pre-formatted slides with selected content for presenting n the classroom or a workshop. Content in this toolkit can be easily adapted to agency-level continuing education.

The content of this toolkit is divided into five different topics centered on how to use social media professionally as a social worker:

– Reflecting on Social Media Use in Social Work Practice
– Engaging and Self-Assessment with Social Media
– Professional Practice with Social Media
– Case Studies for Students & Field Educators
– Social Media Learning Activities for Field Education

Specific content for these topic areas include learning activities about why, when, and how to use social media as a practicing social work professional; skills for managing an online identity; guidelines for developing one’s own professional social media policy; and case studies to help develop professional and ethical competency.

We designed this toolkit to be practical while helping the Field Educator assess for competency related to the professional and ethical use of technology in social work practice. Specifically, the toolkit addresses the Council of Social Work Education’s (2015) Social Work Competency 1 – Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior and the National Association of Social Worker’s (2017) Technology Standard 4.02 – Training Social Workers about the Use of Technology in Social Work Practice.

To obtain your free copy of the Social Media Toolkit for Social Work Field Educators, please register here:  We will email you a copy of the toolkit within 48 hours.  Also, we will use your registration information only to keep track who is using the Toolkit and how.  We will not share your information with anyone else.


Allison & Laurel


Council on Social Work Education. (2015). 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

National Association of Social Workers. (2017). NASW, ABSW, CSWE & CSWA Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Social Workers. Retrieved from

How to cite:

Curington, A.M. & Hitchcock, L.I. (2017, July 28). The Social Media Toolkit for Social Work Field Educators. Retrieved from 


Author: Laurel Hitchcock

Dr. Hitchcock served as the editor for this blog post. The author is the Guest Educator.

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