Fall 2022 SOWK 430 Class 06 Weekly Email

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Hey, I hope you are all enjoying this class so far and looking forward to the content this week.

Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

In week six, we will start a six-week process of an in-depth review of the social worker’s ethical standards. The first group of standards is what the expectations social workers have towards their clients. We will also start a process of looking through each of the social worker’s values and expressing how it can relate to our lives.

Week 6 Objectives:

  • Understand the value of Service and provide an example from the student’s life that illustrates the principle.
  • Describe several examples of the ethical standards under Commitment to Clients in the NASW Code of Ethics.

Unit Assignments


A–01: Asynchronous Participation and Engagement

For week six, you need to create at least two replies in the forums and post a video to the Flip video discussion forum.

Unit Resources

The text of the National Association of Social Workers (2021) Code of Ethics is included in the forum posts but can also be found online. Although the Reamer (2018a) textbook is based on the 2017 version of the code of ethics, most of it is the same.

See it here: NASW Code of Ethics

The lecture video for this week is Fall 2022 SOWK 430 Week 06 - Implicit Bias and Ethical Standards to Clients

The information for A-02: Bias Reflection Worksheet is all uploaded. You have a forum you can ask any question about this assignment. You can see my handout with the assignment description and grading rubric, the worksheet you will complete Bias Reflection Worksheet.docx, and the assignment on My Heritage to turn it in.


National Association of Social Workers. (2021). NASW code of ethics. https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English

Reamer, F. G. (2018a). Social work values and ethics (foundations of social work knowledge) (5th ed.). Columbia University Press.

Reamer, F. G. (2018b). Ethical_ standards in social work: A review of the NASW code of ethics_ (3rd ed.). NASW Press.

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