By Benjamin Chambers, May 18 2009
Maybe you're still wondering, like me, how we got from rotary phones to "social media." Or maybe you're wondering if tools like Facebook, Twitter, RSS Feeds, and the like are relevant for juvenile justice or alcohol and drug treatment for teens.
Well, you're in luck: the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, in partnership with Reclaiming Futures, invites you to attend a free Webinar on the ever-growing world of social media. The event will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
Mac Prichard, a consultant with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who manages communications for several national nonprofits that are rapidly adopting social media tools, including Reclaiming Futures, will kick things off. He'll provide an overview of the wide array of social media tools available and explain how and why they work.
Then I'll share best practices based on our successful launch of the blog you're reading now -- the first professionally-staffed blog on juvenile justice and alcohol and drug issues. I'll provide step-by-step instructions on how to launch your own blog or other social media tools, and how you can build participation and measure results.
Together, we hope to assist you in connecting with colleagues and allies in your own jurisdiction, communicating with your audiences, and developing a network of professionals from jurisidictions all over the country.
To register for this event, please contact Mark Ferrante, Director of Leadership and Training Programs, at ferrante @ juvjustice.org. You'll be sent a confirmation email with instructions on how to register for and log onto the Webinar go to this link. But hurry! Space is limited ...
*Image from givepeasachance on Flickr (CC license).
Updated: February 08 2018