Social Media in Child Welfare: Uses, Pitfalls, and Opportunities

July 26-28, NACAC Conference: AdoptUSKids’ mission is two-fold: to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system; and to assist U.S. States, Territories and Tribes to recruit and retain foster and adoptive families and connect them with children. The AdoptUSKids website:

Geared toward families and child welfare professionals.  Link to Slide Presentation

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2 thoughts on “Social Media in Child Welfare: Uses, Pitfalls, and Opportunities

  1. The other side uses social media to expose the fraud committed in child welfare as well.

    What a wonderful way to open up the eyes of the ignorant and have your victims organize and communicate.

  2. There is a need to raise awareness but there is a greater demand for full public disclosure. Many youth in foster care experience abuse and neglect yet it is never reported to a prospective alternative family nor the courts. Social media should be properly used to inform the public of all facets of a situation, including updates on reforms.

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