Training on Ethics
Resources include training curricula and materials on ethics and confidentiality in the child welfare field.
The NSDTA Code of Ethics for Training and Development Professionals in Human Services: Case Scenarios and Training Implications (PDF - 228 KB)
National Staff Development and Training Association (2004)
Outlines best practices for professionals who train human service workers, addressing the values of training and development; responsibilities to training participants, their employers, and clients; and core competencies for human services professionals and trainers.
Ethics Training: A Moral Compass for Child Welfare Practice
Curry & McCarragher
Protecting Children, 19(3), 2004
Examines strategies for integrating ethical issues into training design based on the code of ethics issued by the National Staff Development and Training Association.
Child Welfare Training Program
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Offers course syllabi for a training program for child welfare workers in Mississippi that included training on ethics and values in child welfare practice.
Common Core Training System
New York Administration for Children's Services & James Satterwhite Academy for Child Welfare Training (2003)
Presents a training manual for child welfare practitioners in New York City. The values, ethical standards, and principles of the Administration for Children's Services are provided throughout the training.
Confidentiality in Child Welfare: Training Materials
Portland State University Child Welfare Partnership (2006)
Covers some of the laws and policies around confidentiality in child welfare, including common conflicts about the release of records involving the juvenile court discovery process, HIPAA, psychological evaluations, and substance abuse treatment records.
CPS Supervisor Development Trainer's Manual
Tennessee Department of Children's Services & University of Tennessee College of Social Work, Office of Research and Public Service (2006)
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Includes a module on ethical decision-making, covering the importance of self assessment and self awareness, the role of values, supervisory techniques relevant to ethical decision-making, and the use of ethical decision-making models to resolve conflicts.
Pre-Service Online Training
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (2006)
Offers an orientation, in the Introduction to Child Welfare module, to the political, philosophical, and ethical contexts within which child welfare staff work. Registration required.
Workshop No. 1: Leadership Participant's Guide (PDF - 279 KB)
Georgia Department of Human Resources (2006)
Discusses factors important to training new county directors, particularly the importance of integrity and ethics in the workplace and ways to influence people positively and ethically. Also see Trainer's Guide (PDF - 1190 KB).