Professional Development

Ethical and Legal Standards in Victim Services

Friday, February 22, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


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Ethical and Legal Standards in Victim Services

As the need for victim services continues to grow and spans across many fields including health, mental health and criminal justice, clinicians are challenged by complex ethical dilemmas.  This course begins with an overview of federal and State laws as well as the criminal justice system as it pertains to victims of crime.  Crimes discussed will be limited to physical and sexual assault as well as gun violence in relation to vulnerable groups such as mental health, substance use, immigrants and LGBTQIA.  This course offers mental health professionals with tools and resources to identify, analyze, and resolve the many ethical questions that arise daily.  Participants will engage in values clarification and self-assessment necessary to explore and resolve ethical dilemmas effectively. Group activities will also enable participants to consider how personal bias may influence ethical decision-making and analyze other elements that influence ethical responsibility.

Ethical and Legal Standards in Victim Services, Approval #180104-0852, provided by Behavioral Health Matters, is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ.  CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: May 26, 2018 through August 31, 2018.  Social workers will receive five (5) Clinical & Ethics continuing education hours for participating in this course.

Behavioral Health Matters, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0443.

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Last Updated: 02/05/19