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The NASW Code of Ethics: Ethics in Practice, October 20, 1:00pm-2:30pm

The updates included in The NASW Code of Ethics (1/1/2018) covered a number of areas and updated the Code to account for the increased use of technology in practice.  This session will provide a quick overview of the history of The NASW Code of Ethics, the changes made in 2018 and includes a review and discussion on different scenarios that you may face working with children and families. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an overview of the history of the NASW Code of Ethics
  • Participants will be able to identify areas within their agency and practice that need to be addressed to remain in compliance with the Code of Ethics.
  • Discuss scenarios faced with working with children and families.

Presenter Bio:

Ms. Cohen currently serves as the Executive Director of NASW Indiana Chapter. In this position, she is responsible for the day-to-day running of the chapter with almost 2,000 members. Under her direction, the Chapter provides member services, training and educational opportunities for members and non-members around the state and works to ensure that state licensing laws are maintained in a way that supports the integrity and growth of the profession. Ms. Cohen has more than two decades of experience in public policy, advocacy and legislative work in Indiana. This includes working as the public policy coordinator at Prevent Child Abuse Indiana in the mid-90s as well as running a project at the Indiana Coalition on Housing and Homeless Issues, where her work focused on changing policies to better support families and individuals as they moved from welfare to work. She moved from working for non-profits to state government in the early 2000s and served under Governor O’Bannon and Governor Kernan running the majority of the state’s poverty programs.

Please note: Meets requirements for 1 hour of Ethics training.



Beryl Cohen, MSW