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BPD Technology Committee’s Technology Assessment Checklist for Social Work Practice — Teaching & Learning in Social Work

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Fabulous article that assists social workers with assessment questions regarding technology use in of individuals in various areas.  Great resource.

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10 Apps Teens are Using that Parents Need to Know

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It’s time for back to school and this article is especially helpful for parents of school age kids.  Great update on apps that aren’t so innocent and how parents can prevent use of these apps and recognize them.  via 10 Apps Teens are Using that Parents Need to Know 

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Teaching Children About Digital Footprints and Online Reputations

This post breaks down how to teach students about digital footprints. You can also find 10 important things to know about digital footprints summarised in a poster.

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Is This True? The Fabrication Of Social Media Inspires Depression and Anxiety —

Social media was designed to make interaction a lot easier. But today, when we look closely, we are socially awkward. This is why social media causing depression and anxiety isn’t surprising. We are gradually getting so addicted to proving ourselves to the rest of the world that we fail to realize our real self-worth. Social […]

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Social media, Depression, & Suicide: What We Know & How Social Work Can Help from Sean Erreger LCSW

Wonderful find from my social work virtual pal Sean Erreger focusing on how social media is effecting our youth.  Recently I participated in developing a screening tool at my school that would assist in finding students that were anxious and how social media impacted them. The information shared was definitely eye opening as to how much time our students are spending on social media.   Social media is definitively a factor in our teens and preteens lives.  Elementary students are gaining access to cell phones as early as age 5.  Mr. Erreger gives some great advice on how we can assist the students we work with.  Check out the page link to find Erreger’s and other great presentations there.  Below he shared his presentation at from the Global Social Welfare Digital Summit

 

 

 

 

 

Black Panther Resources – Creating Engaging Social Emotional Lessons Through Movies

 
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If you haven’t seen the movie Black Panther, then hold off reading this blog post until you see it.  There are plenty of spoilers in this post!!  If you have seen the movie, I’m sure you have heard the great reviews and opinions regarding Black Panther.  As a clinician, (I went to see the movie two times already) I looked at the movie through different lens.  It was so many great messages in this movie and the connection to great therapeutic discussions, are endless.  

Clinicians often use videos and clips as social stories that teach various social skills and how to respond to conflicting scenarios.  The Black Panther movie has endless lessons and themes.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to post the endless amounts of articles that support Black Panther’s positive teaching and imagery.  Below I have included links to great resources that Larry Ferlazzo has put together. It may be a while before Black Panther comes out on video, but there are a good amount of clips on YouTube that can you can view .  These clips can assist in your discussions on various social themes within the movie.   In the link below, there is also a curriculum that has been developed to teach lessons after viewing the movie.

Developing The SEL Lesson – Questions

Some of the great ideas that can be developed and discussed are as follows:

  • Who is your role model of the film

  • In what ways was the character similar to or different from you?

  • What are some of the themes within the movie (the power of fathers (or the lack thereof), the power of education, the power of suggestion and the tension between doing something versus sitting on the sidelines, and the role of females.)

  • What problems are the characters facing?

  • Who did you view as the antagonists, and what obstacles did they present?

  • What feelings are evoked from various themes?

  • What are the family values, how are they the same or different?

  • How did the protagonist succeed in overcoming the challenges?

  • What real world connections can you make from the movie?

Check out these great resources on Ferlazzo’s page.  I couldn’t have done a better job 🙂

The Best Resources For Teaching About The Black Panther Movie — Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

© 2018 Lindsay Silveira, Flickr | CC-BY-ND | via Wylio The Black Panther movie offers some great teaching opportunities. Here are some useful resources: The 4 Things Teachers Should Know about the 2018 Black Panther Movie is from Donors Choose. The Black Panther Challenge has teaching resources. Here’s an article about it. Black Panther co-star…

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Google Home in the classroom – The perfect teacher assistant

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What Are You Thankful For?

Of course I’m thankful for my family, friends, health, and spectacular social work job!   But….I’m really thankful for the people that take time to read my blog and are part of my Personal Learning Network.

8 Best Practices for Sending Text Messages for Therapists


This could be a long and very tedious article. It could be. After all, any communication sent via text message (also called “SMS” or short message service) may fall under a whole slew of rules and regulations, depending on the context of the message. In the U.S., there’s the TCPA (or Telephone Consumer Protection Act),…

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