The internet age has provided social workers a variety of social media platforms to share their viewpoints, practice experiences, research findings, and more. Leading social workers are taking to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to connect with followers interested in social work topics – from clients to colleagues and everyone in between. If you’re interested in staying up to date with the latest trends, information, and leaders in social work practice, be sure to follow these 5 social workers who are active on Twitter:
- @BreneBrown – Brene Brown, LMSW, is a nationally-renowned author, storyteller, public speaker, and a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her books include Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead and Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, the Revolution. Follow Brene on Twitter to stay up to date with her latest writings and talks!
- @sherapynyc – Sherry Amatanstein, LCSW, is a relationships expert, therapist, and author, who serves on the National Association of Social Worker’s Media Advisory Board to increase social work awareness. In addition to running relationship seminars across the country, writing about relationships in national columns, and making appearances on local and national TV programs, Sherry is very active on Twitter, where she shares her latest pieces, comments on current events, and upcoming speaking engagements.
- @socworkpodcast – Jonathan Singer, PhD, LCSW, is the founder and host of the popular Social Work Podcast, “the first podcast by social workers for social workers.” Jonathan is also an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, where his research interests center on the role of technology in social work. On Twitter, he shares recent podcast episodes, his latest publications, and links and resources relevant to social work professionals.
- @DrBentGoodley – Dr. Tricia-Bent Goodley is a professor of social work and director of the doctoral program in social work at Howard University, and Editor in Chief of the National Association of Social Worker’s Social Work Journal. Her work focuses on black families, family violence prevention, and healthy relationship education. On her Twitter page, she shares information about upcoming journal issues, and retweets other social workers, social work professional associations, and media pieces of interest to family social workers.
- @newsocialworker – Linda Grobman, LSW, is the founder, publisher, and editor of The New Social Worker, a magazine focused on current topics in social work, and editor of the Days in the Lives of Social Workers book series. Her social work career focuses on mental health and medical social work. Through her twitter account for the magazine, Linda shares new issues of the magazine that include top articles on issues of ethics, human rights, social work career planning, and practice advice, as well as book reviews, news items, and self-care strategies.
These are just a few of the social workers tweeting daily about important issues in the field. Follow them to be connected to social work colleagues and join the conversation! Interested in hearing from real social workers outside social media? Click here for “Ask a Social Worker” from MSWCareers.com!