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 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
Introduce Self & 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: What does the Code of Ethical Conduct (handout) mean to you? Review the Principle assigned to your group. Discuss what the Principle means to your work. Share examples of areas of your work the Principle can be applied. Move onto another Principle if your group has time.
Question 3: 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 4: Case Study Creation & Discussion Part I Create a detailed story of an ethical dilemma related to prevention (who, what, where, when, why). OR your group could choose to use the Case Study Handout. Discuss case study scenario and questions. Part II Pass your story to the group next to you. OR your group could choose to use the Case Study Handout. Use the Ethical Decision Making Model to discuss your ethical dilemma or case study.
Question 5: Choose another Ethical Dilemma or Case Study Pass your story to the group next to you. OR your group could choose to use the Case Study Handout. Choose a case study to discuss. Use the Ethical Decision Making Model to discuss your ethical dilemma or case study.
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 CESAs, Southern Alliance for Wisconsin Youth, Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center