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B3: NASW Code of Ethics Updates (Effective June 1st, 2021)

This will be a live session only.

Join us for a review of the updates to the NASW Code of Ethics – addition of “self-care” to one of the Ethical Principles and changing Ethical Standard 1.05 to Cultural Competence.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the changes to The NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Identify how the changes impact the practice of social worker.  
  • Explore challenges to engaging in self-care and cultural competence and develop strategies for success.

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.



Beryl Cohen, MSW