Ethical Standards Summaries
Access National Service Website http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/ Write a 350 word summary for each situation
Search for the ethical standards for human service professionals on their website and read them. Be sure to give special consideration to potential concerns with “dual relationships” as identified in Standard 5 of the Ethical Standards.
Situation # 1: You are a human service worker who lives in a small town and you work at the WIC center. You have a neighbor who you see come to the center for services. Describe some of the risks and approaches you could take to reduce those risks.
Situation # 2: You are a human service worker in a large city jail. You meet an inmate who seems intelligent, follows all program requirements and seems to be an excellent candidate for a successful release and reentry. Upon release, this inmate sends you a friend request on Facebook. Describe the possible actions, outcomes, and risks and approaches you could take to reduce those risks.
Situation # 3: The person you have been dating for about a year is now being investigated by Child and Family Services for child neglect and abuse. As a human service worker, what responsibilities and risks do you have? How do you reduce those risks or manage the situation?