Family preservation workers need a standard set of ethical guidelines to assist them in providing their service in a proper manner. This paper describes how ethical codes have been developed for the "traditional" mental health care disciplines and why such codes are not sufficient for the type of work done in family preservation. The paper further provides examples of the types of ethical dilemmas family preservation workers encounter as well as suggestions for workers, supervisors, and agencies in dealing with such dilemmas.
Dosser, David A. Jr.; Shaffir, Richard J.; Shaffir, Michaux M.; Clevenger, De Vault; and Jeffiries, Dustin K.
"Toward the Development of Ethical Guidelines for Family Preservation,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol1/iss2/9