Fall 2022 SOWK 430 Class 08 Weekly Email

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Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

In week eight, we continue to go through and talk about each of the statutes in the NASW Code of Ethics standards. In addition, this week we are combining standards three and four which cover ethical responsibilities in practice settings and as professionals. We’ll also discuss the third value, which is related to the dignity and worth of the person.

Week 8 Objectives:

  • Understand and apply NASW’s ethical responsibilities in practice settings.
  • Understand and apply NASW’s ethical responsibilities as professionals.
  • Apply the principle of dignity and worth of a person to personal experience.

Unit Assignments


A–01: Asynchronous Participation and Engagement

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

Unit Resources

You can see the online version of the NASW Code of Ethics.

I really appreciate feedback about teaching and my courses. There is an opportunity to provide mid-term feedback. I read the feedback and find it helpful. You can access the survey by going to SOWK 430 Survey

Watch my lecture video Fall 2022 SOWK 430 Week 08: The Use of Person-First Language and Case Study Example

During my lecture, I talk about Levenson’s (2020) article, Translating Trauma-Informed Principles into Social Work Practice and interested students can read that.


Levenson, J. (2020). Translating trauma-informed principles into social work practice. Social Work, 65(3), 288-298. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/swaa020

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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