C2 (AT CAPACITY) The New Code of Ethics - Working with children, families and interdisciplinary teams
The updated NASW Code of Ethics became effective January 1, 2018. During this workshop a number of the updates will be reviewed with time to discuss how the changes impact care with children and families as the use of technology in practice increases.
A brief history of the NASW Code of Ethics and how the Code supports ethical practice will be presented. Through this workshop participants will be able to identify areas within their agency/practice that need to be addressed to remain in compliance with the Code of Ethics. Additionally, participants will learn how to use the Code of Ethics to support practice in an interdisciplinary setting.
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.