Are you tired of attending
the same old ethics training year after year? So were we!
As a result we have expanded our training offerings to include new
ethics topics and approaches, as well as training specifically for
supervisors and agency administrators. Here is our
current list -- stay tuned for more!
- Beyond the Basics: Real Life Ethics for Child Welfare
- Ethical Supervision
- Ethical Program Management
- Ethics and Cultural Competence
- The Best Interest of the Child: Ethical Dilemmas
Beyond the Basics:
Real Life Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals
This course is for child welfare workers and supervisors who want
to learn more about solving ethical dilemmas in the day-to-day,
complex world of child welfare work. Participants will be
able to resolve common ethical practice dilemmas using a model of
ethical decision-making. Ethical issues in co-worker
and supervisory relationships are also addressed. A
code of ethics for child welfare professionals is introduced.
This course focuses on the role of the supervisor in assuring ethical
practice. Attention is given to the relationship between evidence-based
practice and ethical practice. Ethical issues in co-worker
and supervisory relationships are highlighted. The training
emphasizes reflective supervision and inter-organizational consultation
as a way of assuring ethical practice. Examples can
be used from child welfare, family support, mental health or other
human services settings.
This training focuses on the development and implementation of new
programs that reflect a strength-based family centered philosophy.
"Parallel process" is emphasized, in which organizational
and administrative relationships model the same strength-based approaches
programs expect staff to use with families. Topics covered
include staffing, human resources, funding, managed care and program
planning. The presenter draws from current research and professional
experiences in sharing a model for successful program development.
and Cultural Competence
This training focuses on the NASW Code of Ethics standards for culturally
competent practice as well as the relationship of cultural competence
to other NASW ethical standards. Cases are introduced to explore
potential bias in assessing and responding to diverse families and
to underscore the ethical hazards of individual and/or organizational
The Best Interest
of the Child: Ethical Dilemmas
Professionals who work
with children know that acting in "the best interest of the
child" is easier said than done. Decisions must be taken
in the face of conflicting ethical standards among the professions,
competing claims about who knows best and what is best, and differing
needs and desires of parents, grandparents and children. This workshop
explores the ethical tensions in the standards and seeks practical
approaches to resolving ethical dilemmas around work with children.