2021 Ethics & Boundaries Series

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all courses will be virtual for the health and safety of you and your clients

January 15th, 2021 from 9 am – 1 pm CST

Social Work Ethics and Boundaries in Rural Wisconsin

Presented by Jess Bowers, MSW, CAPSW
4 Ethics CEH’s

With the increasing work demands and complexities of issues experienced by clients, managing ethical dilemmas and professional boundaries can be challenging. This workshop will further explore how to identify and respond to ethical issues, especially when values and ethics conflict with professional responsibilities. This workshop will provide tips and refreshers for maintaining healthy boundaries, especially in rural communities, and will explore emerging ethical challenges in the areas of confidentiality, informed consent, technology and social media.

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February 17, 2021 1pm -5 pm CST

Ethics and Boundaries: Social Work and Race

Presented by Crystal Carter, MSW, LCSW
Ethics CEH’s

Ethics and Boundaries: Social Work and Race will explore the historical context on the impact of race on social work policy, services, interventions, and hiring procedures. Discuss the role and violations of  the Code of Ethics in social work practices. Lastly, address the solutions to how social workers can use the code of ethics to ensure that all communities are treated and served equally.

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February 19, 2021 9 am – 1 pm CST

Ethics and Boundaries: Stepping Forward When Colleagues Cross the Line

Presented by Dana Johnson, MSW, CAPSW
4 Ethics CEH’s

 The workshop focuses on appropriate ethics and boundaries in client-social worker and peer-to-peer relationships. Use of a group discussions and personal reflection will foster understanding of ethical, reflective practice with clients, agency and colleague ethical challenges in the workplace, and building skills in communication, and cooperative confrontation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of client/patient rights; above and beyond the rights of social work practitioners and the agencies they represent.
  2. Examining personal values and personality characteristics that encourage or hinder one’s ability to step forward and report unethical behavior.
  3. Evaluate personal responsibility and choices made in one’s practice and how these choices have/have not prevented further ethical violations or improved ethical practice in the workplace.
  4. Understand and apply the Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct (MPSW 20), and our ethical principles and boundaries when making critical decisions in exposing ethical challenges in practice.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct (MPSW 20), ethical principles, and boundaries applied to specific ethical dilemmas when confronting ethical challenges by co-workers, utilizing the Nine Step Ethical-Decision Making Model

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February 25, 2021, 9 am – 1 pm CST

Managing Ethical Dilemmas in Gerontology

Presented by Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW ACSW
Ethics CEH’s

Objectives: Participants will gain an enhanced awareness of the complicated nature of technology and social media as it interfaces with the provision of services within human service organizations.  Participants will learn techniques for ethical decision making in situations where technology or social media is utilized. This program is designed to be interactive as participants share challenging ethical issues encountered in their practice. Internet-based services including counseling, education, therapy groups and other social services utilizing technology will be addressed as well as the increased use of technology during a global pandemic.  The establishment of professional boundaries while using social media and providing services in a virtual world will be discussed. The content will also cover the concerns related to online investigation resources. 
Learning Goals:  
         Identify the range of ethical dilemmas and professional boundaries with the use of technology and social media
◼         Become knowledgeable about best practice standards outlined by the latest NASW Technology Standards
◼         Learn models for the ethical decision-making process
◼         Increase awareness of the complicated nature of professional boundaries and ethics with the explosion of social media and technology
◼         Identify new age risks that may affect professional liability
◼         Identify what policies, procedures, and protocols are recommended to address these complicated technology issues in a variety of contexts

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