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Ethical Challenges in School Social Work: Cutting-edge Issues
This webinar will provide participants with an overview of ethical, malpractice, and risk-management issues pertaining to school social work and the delivery of services to minors and their families. Using extensive case material, participants will learn how to handle complex practice-based ethical dilemmas, prevent professional malpractice, and avoid liability. Emphasis will be on practical strategies designed to protect children, professionals, and other school personnel and administrators. Key topics will include the concepts of confidentiality, privacy, and privileged communication; limits to minors’ right to confidentiality; disclosures to parents and guardians; responding to subpoenas in child custody disputes, divorce proceedings, and other litigation; parents’ access to minors’ confidential records; protecting third parties; management of online and digital communications; and relevant statutes, regulations, court orders, and Constitutional issues. Objectives:
Familiar with common ethical dilemmas pertaining to school social work
Familiar with ethical decision-making frameworks and protocols
Familiar with relevant ethical standards
Familiar with relevant legal standards
Able to identify ethical issues that pose malpractice and liability risks
Familiar with key privacy, confidentiality, and privileged communication issues
Familiar with key boundary and dual relationship issues
Familiar with key issues related to online and digital communications
Able to design strategies to prevent ethics complaints and lawsuits
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75 If you are not a Specialty Practice Sections member, please click here to join: https://www.socialworkers.org/spsjoin
Free (only for Specialty Practice Section Members)
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