Information and Communication Technologies in Social Work (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the importance of technology for social work practice and the implication for social work ethics.  Using the NASW Code of Ethics, the course examines the impact of information and communication technologies on specific principles of social work ethics.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors.  

Course Reading:  Information and Communication Technologies in Social Work

Author:  Brian E. Perron, Harry O. Taylor, Joseph E. Glass, Jon Margerum-Leys

Publisher:  Advances in Social Work

Find the reading at:  https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/241/401

Program Objectives:  Describe how ICTs can be used to improve social work practice.  Describe the impact of ICTs on specific principles of social work ethics.  Describe potential challenges of ICTs to social work practice.

Learning Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring how ICTs are essential to ethical social work practice.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

Further reading:

NASW Code of Ethics:  http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp

NASW and ASWB Standards for technology and Social Work Practice:  http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/standards/NASWTechnologyStandards.pdf

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1: In 2005, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Association of Social Work Boards published ________________ , which serve as a guide for the social work profession to incorporate technology into its various missions.
 
 
 
 
2: The attention that the field of social work has given to ICTs in research, education, and practice is thought to exceed the efforts of other national and international organizations.
 
 
3: Which of the following describes Moore's law?
 
 
4: ICTs in higher education may assist with
 
 
 
 
5: Which of the following is an example of convergence?
 
 
 
 
6: Exploring the role that ICTs may play in the lives and relationships of clients best exemplifies which ethical principle?
 
 
 
 
 
 
7: Currently, the social work curricula emphasize the importance and development of
 
 
 
 
8: Training social workers on fundamental issues of electronic security best exemplifies which ethical standard?
 
 
 
 
 
 
9: Using ICTs to seek professional consultation in highly specialized areas best exemplifies which ethical standard?
 
 
 
 
 
 
10: Using ICTs to give greater access to higher quality educational opportunities best exemplifies which ethical standard?
 
 
 
 
 
 
11: Social workers who use the internet to remain current with the research in their area of practice best exemplifies which ethical standard?
 
 
 
 
 
 
12: Given the growth and impact of ICTs in society and their implications for social work ethics, it is critical that social workers have both competency and literacy with ICTs.  Which of the following best describes literacy?
 
 
13: Social work researchers and practitioners should work in earnest to document
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.