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Social Media Literacy for Human Service Professionals and Scholars


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   17
Category:
Social Media
Trainer:
Maria Y. Rodriguez, PhD, MSW
Course Levels:
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
Duration:
1 Hour 19 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Nov 10, 2021



Description

Social media is ubiquitous in social life, serving as personal soap box, connection manager, and news outlet. Recent events have highlighted some of the challenges with the pervasiveness of social media, reifying the importance of social media literacy in everyday life. This workshop will introduce audiences to a variety of social media platforms, highlighting challenges and opportunities for leveraging social media data in practice and scholarship. Participants will learn how to navigate the analytic side of social media platforms – including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - to gain insight into the most pertinent topics in the communities they serve. Finally, participants will learn basic text mining techniques – using various software - to continue their social media literacy journeys. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe social media and its public data, including benefits and challenges for various marginalized populations
  • Examine the analytic side of social media platforms for use in practice and/or scholarship 
  • Identify basic text mining techniques that can support obtaining greater insights about populations of interest to practice and/or scholarship

Research: This presentation considers information learned during Dr. Rodriguez’s ongoing research.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.

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We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 1.25


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 1.25


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 1.25


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 1.25


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 1.25


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 1 hours for CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



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Trainer

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Maria Y. Rodriguez, PhD, MSW, joined the University at Buffalo in 2020. Her research is at the intersection of applied demography, computational social science, and social policy. The first line of research examines the ethical implications of algorithmic decision-making in human services, child welfare in particular. The second line of research looks at the lived experience of marginalized communities as described on social media. The through line between the two concerns the methods involved: she identifies as a methodologist in social work spaces, in as far as her substantive focus is on how computational methods can support using large, unstructured data to scale social work interventions. For that reason, Rodriguez founded the caretLAB, the first lab housed in a school of social work to her knowledge dedicated to computational research methods in the public interest. Her lab works with technologists across fields of inquiry to leverage cutting edge, innovative technologies to develop, implement, and evaluate scaled interventions.


Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).

Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Self-Study Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course, including receipt of payment, you will be able to access the course materials. 

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Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

Self-Study - Video and Reading Completion Requirements 

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal. 

- Watch the video(s) in their entirety.

- Complete the self-study hours of required reading(s). These are the handouts labeled "required".

- After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

-  After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

- The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Self-Study Cancellation Policy

Self-Study Courses: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by email and request a refund.

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