Course curriculum

    1. How to use this course

    1. Course Description and Learning Objective

    2. About the Instructor

    3. Continuing Education (CE) Information

    4. Course FAQ

    5. Disclaimer and Course Requirements

    1. Understanding Ethics in Social Worker - Powerpointpdf

    2. Quiz Prep Questions

    3. Understanding in SW Ethics Pt 1

    4. Understanding in SW Ethics Pt2

    5. Understanding in SW Ethics Pt3

    6. References

    7. Understanding Ethics in SW- Quiz

    8. Evaluation

About this course

  • 14 lessons

Course Description

Understanding Social Work Ethics

"Understanding Social Work Ethics" is a comprehensive course designed to provide social work professionals and students with a solid foundation in ethical principles and values that guide the field of social work. This course explores the importance of ethical practice, core ethical principles, ethical decision-making processes, and the application of ethics in various social work contexts. Participants will develop critical thinking skills to navigate ethical dilemmas and enhance their ability to provide ethical and effective services to individuals, families, and communities.

There are no specific prerequisites for this course. It is open to social work professionals, students, and individuals interested in gaining knowledge and skills related to social work ethics.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain and described social work ethics and its significance in professional practice.

  2. Explain and understand the ethical principles and values that guide social work.

  3. Explore and describe the role of ethics in maintaining professional boundaries and relationships with clients.

  4. Develop and understand skills in ethical decision-making and problem-solving.

  5. Examine and describe ethical challenges and dilemmas in various social work contexts.

  6. Enhance cultural competence and ethical sensitivity in working with diverse populations.

  7. Identify resources and support systems available for ethical decision-making and professional development.

  8. Foster a commitment to ongoing learning and ethical self-reflection in social work practice.


Introduction and Overview

Core Ethical Principles in Social Work

Ethical Decision-Making in Social Work

Ethical Challenges in Social Work Practice

Ethical Standards in Social Work Practice

Applying Ethics in Advocacy and Social Change

Resources and Support for Ethical Practice

Conclusion and Integration

Closing and Evaluation 

Lead Trainer

Lead Trainer Sharea Farmer, LCSW

Sharea Farmer is the Founder and Executive Director of RS Counseling & Wellness with over 15 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. Her expertise in both clinical and administration has allowed her to work in the private and public sectors as an advocate for employee wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Race Equity, and Trauma-Informed Practices. Her unique practice that focuses on empowerment and education creates transformative wellness for her clients that range from executive leadership teams to supervisors to staff. RS Wellness has developed employee resilience plans and trauma-informed care programs for state and public health agencies, as well as educational groups, both locally and nationally. Sharea received a BA in Sociology from Rider University and a Master’s of Social Work from Rutgers. She is an adjunct professor at Rutgers where she’s been teaching since 2014. She is on the World Childhood Foundation Advisory Board for a two-year term from 2021-2023. On the board, she’ll have the chance to use the Equity & Inclusion lens to determine program eligibility for funding in the area of preventing sexual exploitation and abuse of children. Sharea lives in New Jersey with her husband. She enjoys all things basketball, live NBA games, traveling, coloring, and spending time with family and friends. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of New Jersey #44SC05650200

Certificates will be awarded after completion of the full Webinar and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/23 to 2/28/2026  Social workers completing this course receive 3-Cultural Competency clinical continuing education credits.

Find out whether your state or province accepts ACE approval.

Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP):

Radiant Sunshine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7371. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Refund Policy:   No refund will be given for the purchase of any course or webinar. 

 We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please email [email protected] for more information if disability accommodations are needed.

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