Fall 2022 SOWK 430 Class 10 Weekly Email

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I hope you all have a great week. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you all.

Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

We start moving away from our focus on the standards in week ten. This week is a primer for what you will be diving into and considering the next several weeks. This week we’ll be completing the quiz assignment and introducing a model for decision-making that we’ll be using throughout the rest of the semester.

Week 10 Objectives

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Code of Ethics through earning a satisfactory score on the code exam.
  • Begin to utilize the Essential Steps method for addressing ethical issues.
  • Utilize case studies to demonstrate critical thinking in complex circumstances.

Unit Assignments


A–01: Asynchronous Participation and Engagement

For week 10, you must create at least three replies across any of the forums.

A-03: NASW Code of Ethics Standards and Principals Exam

Meta: Points 100 points (16% of total points); Deadline Sunday 10/30/22 at 11:55 PM; Completion via My Heritage Assignments as an online test A-03: NASW Code of Ethics Standards and Principals Exam

Purpose: The NASW Code of Ethics Standards and Principals Exam measures students’ understanding of the 2021 NASW Code of Ethics and its applications.

Task: Students will work to complete an online exam regarding the NASW Code of Ethics and its standards and principles. The test is open book, and students can use any notes they might have. The exam includes 20 prompts, including multiple-choice and true/false questions. Each question is worth five points.

Success: Students will correctly answer the questions in the exam. The results of the questions should be available after the due date for the test has passed.

Unit Resources

The NASW Code of Ethics is available online and in your textbook and will be valuable to have nearby when you are doing your exam this week.

You can read the Essential Steps for Ethical Decision Making on the National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts Chapter (n.d.) website or the sale NASW Press page for Reamer and Conrad (1995).

Go toThe Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics website and sign up to receive a free e-copy of the journal that comes out twice per year. It can be great way to stay current in the field. The current issue focuses a lot on social justice and anti-racist engagement. One article that I found interesting was Disney and Carnes (2022) who provide a number of specific ethical delemmas and consider how to best respond. Feel free to browse any of the articles listed there.

You can watch all of the lecture videos for this class. Please watch and complete the embedded quiz at Fall 2022 SOWK 430 Week 10 - Model for Ethical Decision Making

You can find all the presentations I do on my website, https://presentations.jacobrcampbell.com/. Fall 2022 SOWK 430 Week 10 - Model for Ethical Decision Making

View Fall 2022 SOWK 430 Week 10 - Model for Ethical Decision Making.

I’m not sure if you all listen to podcasts. I love podcasts and listen to quite a few. I have enjoyed Jonathan Singer’s show, The Social Work Podcast for many years. He hasn’t been posting as much recently, but there is an excellent catalog of previous shows. It also appears that the show has been purchased or moved to The New Social Worker Magazine website. I personally listen to podcasts using my iPhone using the Overcast app, but you can find the show using the Apple Podcast App or the Google Podcast App. The episode I’m having you listen to this week was published in 2013 by Singer, which is Episode 78, and titled “Social Work Ethics: Interview with Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD.” While the website is not functioning anymore, you can read the transcript and see its original posting through the way back machine. The following are some direct links to the episode using various apps:


Disney, L., & Carnes, S. (2022). But culturally competent for whom? Ethics and cross-cultural dilemmas in COVID-era social work. International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 19(2), 209-226. https://doi.org/10.55521/10-019-212

National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts Chapter (n.d.) Essential steps for ethical problem-solving. https://www.naswma.org/page/100/Essential-Steps-for-Ethical-Problem-Solving.htm

Singer, J. (Host). (2013). Social work ethics: Interview with Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD [Audio podcast episode]. In The Social Work Podcast. https://web.archive.org/web/20211019044958/https://socialworkpodcast.blogspot.com/2013/03/social-work-ethics-interview-with-allan.html

Reamer, F., Conrad, A. P., (1995) Professional choices: Ethics at work [Video]. NASW Press. Available at https://www.naswpress.org/product/53643/professional-choices

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