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Twitter as a Tool for Connection and Advocacy During Covid 19


This webinar, hosted by the Parenting in Context Lab, will present research on how social work faculty have used Twitter for connection and advocacy, before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conditions of the pandemic have contributed to social isolation and stress among many social workers and the populations they serve. The role of technology and social media for social work practice are currently amplified. This presentation, drawing from data on hundreds of social work faculty, will describe how social workers can leverage Twitter as a professional resource for connection and advocacy.

Participants will receive a follow-up email with information about accessing this Zoom webinar.


  • Garrett Pace, MSW, PhD Candidate in Social Work and Sociology


  • 12:00 - 12:30pm | The basics of how to use Twitter and the prominence of Twitter among social work faculty
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm | How social work faculty used Twitter before and during the pandemic, and what social workers should consider when using Twitter to connect and advocate

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify what Twitter is and the basics of how to use it.
  2. Describe the prominence of Twitter use among social work faculty.
  3. Compare how social work faculty used Twitter before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Assess strategies, benefits, and risks of using Twitter for connection and advocacy.

CE Approval Statement

The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, 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. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 synchronous online continuing education contact hour.

Please see the CE Policies page for more information about continuing education.

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