When the student is ready, the master appears. ~Buddhist Proverb
Why is it important for prevention professionals to have a code of ethics? Decisions made by prevention professionals directly affect peoples lives. People need to trust in prevention professionals as individuals and as professionals.
5 Goals of Ethics Education Stimulating the Moral Imagination Recognizing Ethical Issues Developing Analytical Skills Eliciting a Sense of Moral Obligation and Responsibility Coping with Moral Ambiguity Jennings, B., Kahn, J., Mastroianni, A., and Parker, L.S, Ethics and Public Health: Model Curriculum, available:
Code of Ethical Conduct for Prevention Professionals 1. Non-discrimination 2. Competence 3. Integrity 4. Nature of Services 5. Confidentiality 6. Ethical Obligations Available:
Core Values Assessment Ethical Leadership is knowing your core values and having the courage to integrate them with your actions, being mindful of the common good. Complete Worksheet (activity can be found at Core values Can help make difficult decisions Find common ground Integrate them into life
World Cafe Awakening and engaging collective intelligence through conversations about questions that matter. Free Guide on how to facilitate on
Café Etiquette Focus on what matters Contribute your thinking Speak your mind and heart Listen to understand Link and connect ideas Listen together for insights and deeper questions Play, Doodle, Draw, Have Fun!
Table Host Responsibility Find someone to read case studies out loud at table Remind people at your table to jot down key connections, ideas, and discoveries Historian-remain at table when others leave and welcome new travelers from other tables Briefly share key insights from prior conversation so others can link and build using ideas
Something Good in My World…
Question 1: How do you define ethics? Ethics is the theory, gives a philosophical account of justified behavior and belief Morality is the practice, what people do and believe Moral values are those things that people should prize and promote Values are names for states of affairs that conform to what is ethically right and that further the human good or good of all beings
Question 2: An Ethical Decision Making Model Review the handout Ethical Decision Making Model. In your small group, discuss the steps. How could you apply these steps to your work?
Question 3: Case Study 1 Center for Alcohol Education Should the Center for Alcohol Education, Inc., apply for one of these grants? What implications would the acceptance of a grant from Bettelheim Brewing Company have on the Center? Which sections of the Code of Ethics guides the Center in their decision?
Question 4: Case Study 2 DONT DO IT Curriculum Should the institute continue facilitating training on the DONT DO IT curriculum? Does the institute have any ethical obligation to the teachers who are currently using the DONT DO IT curriculum and are unaware of the study? Which sections of the Code of Ethics guides the Institute in these decisions?
Question 5: Case Study 3 Health Advisory Board Does the Health Advisory Board have a reasonable plan? Why or why not? Which sections of the Code of Ethics, if any, is the Advisory Board in conflict with? What recommendations would you make to the Health Advisory Board in the development of their proposal?
Question 6: Case Study 4 Prevention Specialist What do you think about the appropriateness of Prev Specs behavior? Which section of the Code of Ethics, if any, guides this decision?
Bringing It All Together What is emerging here? What do we now see and know as a result of these conversations? What will you do as a result of the Wisconsin Prevention Café?
Contact Information: Tracy Herlitzke, CESA #4, MPH, MCHES Phone: or Jackie Schoening, CESA #6, MSSW, CISW, CSSW Phone: or Part of CESA Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Network