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Management of Ethical Issues and Conflicts of Interest (Seminar B)
Ethical issues and conflicts of interest are a daily occurrence in the practice of a child welfare professional whether he or she is a social worker, attorney, therapist, or child advocate. Rarely do so many professionals, and their accompanying ethical codes, converge into one case—as happens every day in the child protection arena. Because of these conditions, the child welfare practitioner must be intimately aware of his or her own professional code of ethics. Additionally, knowledge is needed about the ethical standards of other professionals working in the child welfare field. Expectations may be different; ethical codes and agency policies may be contradictory.
Knowledge of relevant law and ethical standards allows the agency, or solo practitioner, to create policies that will address, in advance, most conflicts of interest that typically arise. This highly interactive session uses case vignettes to highlight ethical issues and potential conflicts. As presenters and participants dialogue, the theoretical foundation will be illustrated along with real-life solutions to prevent and resolve ethical issues.
Pamela R. Montgomery, A.C.S.W.
Elizabeth D. Still, M.A.
Montgomery and Still
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