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The Virtue of Working with Teens: A Look at the Ethical Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents

Three Hours of CEUs in Ethics

and a

Walloping Good Time!

Sandra K. Bruce, ACSW, LCSW


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Housekeeping Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents

  • Housekeeping

    • Restrooms

    • Telephones/Beepers/Pagers

    • Break

    • Emergency Exits

  • Introductions

    • A little about you

    • A little about me

  • Icebreaker (Autograph Worksheet )


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OBJECTIVES Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents

  • Understand the ethical obligations we have in working with Adolescents

  • Become familiar with the NASW 2003 Standards for Social Work Practice with Adolescents

  • Identify the ethical implications of our work

  • Explore approaches being applied across the state in work with adolescents

  • Identify resources available for addressing the needs of adolescents

  • Develop a “do-able” list for action


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Agenda Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents

  • Welcome & Housekeeping

  • What are the ethical obligations in work with adolescents?

  • Let’s take a look at the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Adolescents (2003).

  • What are the ethical implications?

  • What’s going on in your neck of the woods.

  • What resources are available for our youth and for you?

  • What can we do back home?

  • Wrap Up


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NASW Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsStandards for the Practice of Social Work with AdolescentsNational Association of Social Workers

  • Adopted by the NASW Board of Directors, June 28, 2003


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About the ethics of working with teens Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents


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WHY “STANDARDS” FROM NASW? Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents


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LET’S TAKE A LOOK… Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents

  • Standard

  • Interpretation

  • Application in practice setting

    Some short; Some tedious; Some obvious; some thought provoking


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Standard 1. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsKnowledge of Adolescent Development

Social workers shall demonstrate knowledge and understanding of adolescent development.


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Standard 2. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsAssessment

Social workers shall

demonstrate an ability to assess adolescent services, including access to social institutions and community-based resources that provide services for adolescents and their families, and shall advocate for the development of needed resources.


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Standard 3. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsKnowledge of Family Dynamics

Social workers shall demonstrate knowledge and understanding of family dynamics and systems theory.


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Standard 4. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsCultural Competence

Social workers shall demonstrate culturally competent service delivery.


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Standard 5. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsSelf-Empowerment of Adolescents

Social Workers shall help adolescents achieve

self-empowerment.


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Standard 6. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsUnderstanding Adolescents’ Needs

Social workers shall advocate for an understanding of the needs of adolescents and for resources and cooperation among professionals and agencies to meet those needs.


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Standard 7. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsMultidisciplinary Case Consultation

Social workers shall participate in multi-

disciplinary case consultation across agencies

that provide services to adolescents.


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Standard 8. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsConfidentiality

Social workers shall maintain adequate safeguards for privacy and confidentiality in their relationships with youths.


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Standard 9. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsWork Environment

Social workers shall assume an active role in contributing to the improvement and quality of the work environment, agency policies and practices with clients, and their own professional development.


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Standard 10. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsAdvocacy

Social work administrators in youth services agencies shall advocate for an increased understanding of the needs of youths, (for) policy changes and adequate resources to enable social workers to meet those needs, and (for)

appropriate working

conditions for all

workers.


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Standard 11. Obligations of Our Work with AdolescentsPolicies for Effective Practice

Social work administrators in youth services agencies shall establish the environment, policies, procedures, and guidelines necessary for effective social work practice with adolescents.


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What is going on where you live and work? Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents


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RESOURCES Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents

  • Website List

  • Agencies

  • Services

  • Professional Organizations

  • Training

  • Other Opportunities


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WRAPPING UP Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents

  • A Quick Summary

  • Questions?

  • Reviewing the Objectives

  • Evaluations


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OBJECTIVES Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents in review

  • Understand the ethical obligations we have in working with Adolescents

  • Become familiar with the NASW 2003 Standards for Social Work Practice with Adolescents

  • Identify the ethical implications of our work

  • Explore approaches being applied across the state in work with adolescents

  • Identify resources available for addressing the needs of adolescents

  • Develop a “do-able” list for action


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THANK YOU! Obligations of Our Work with Adolescents

If you need to contact me for additional information:

Sandra K. Bruce, ACSW, LCSW

sbruce10@austin.rr.com

512-750-1546