As a social worker, it is my ethical duty to strive to align with ethical principles as well as uphold principles and values as set forth by the NASW in the code of ethics. A firm understanding of my professional and personal values and the relationship to the social work practice. My ethical work standard should exhibit and be modeled so that it may not be reproached. It is a social workers duty to continue to grow through training so that they may become better equipped to problem-solve effectively any of the various conflicts that may arise.

Practice Behaviors:

  1. Make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW code of ethics.
  2. Make ethical decisions by applying the standards of relevant laws and regulations.
  3. Make ethical decisions by utilizing models for ethical decision making.
  4. Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and oral, written and electronic communications.
  5. Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations.
  6. Use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior.
  7. Use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes.

I have learned and demonstrated these practice behaviors by:

  • Defining and living by my personal values and my mission statement. I have also sought feedback from peers and supervisors so that I may remain aware of my professional strengths and my limitations.
  • I track my professional progress by keeping regular journals, listening to peer recommendations, and attending supervision meetings on a regular basis.
  • I keep myself informed through online media as well as print media such as Social Work Today and Psychology Today.
  • I maintain memberships to NASW, NASWIN, and NACSW.
  • I will demonstrate self-care by eating healthy and getting adequate rest.