Resources address how to create and support the use of ethical practices and procedures in an organization through leadership and the development of a culture of integrity among staff.
Accountability in Social Services: The Culture of the Paper Program
Examines the importance of ethics-based leadership and accountability mechanisms for human services programs and makes recommendations for actions to increase responsibility in the social service delivery system.
In The Handbook of Social Welfare Management
Discusses strategies for ethical decision-making, ethics risk management, and key elements for professionals to consider when engaged in ethical decision-making.
Ethical Nonprofit Management
In The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Explains key ethical attributes of nonprofit managers and their organizations, discusses strategies for translating ethical ideas into operative values, and offers suggestions for the development of a culture of integrity in nonprofit organizations.
NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Welfare (PDF - 135 KB)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (2013)
Provides background information on the development and changes to the standards over the years and definitions of key terms. This publication includes standards for ethics and values; qualifications, knowledge, and practice requirements; professional development; record keeping and confidentiality of client information; cultural competence; supervision; social work administration; and much more.
Values and Ethics for Management Practice
Hardina, Middleton, Montana, & Simpson (2006)
In An Empowering Approach to Managing Social Service Organizations
Discusses the concepts of social justice, values, and ethics as contributors to the development of an empowerment-focused organization.
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).