Wednesday, March 27, 2019
11:00AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT
Substance use disorder (SUD) prevention (Pv) professionals may experience ethical situations involving service recipients, colleagues, external professionals, and stakeholders. This webinar will present ethical standards and an ethics decision-making process based on an accepted code of conduct developed specifically for the SUD Pv field. The session will share each of the six principles identified in the Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethical Conduct, and will present a four-step decision making process that will assist the Pv professional in coming to an ethical solution.
- Understand why ethical conduct is critical to the success of a prevention professional.
- Know the six principles in the Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethical Conduct.
- Understand the four-step process for decision-making involving an ethical situation.
Shawn Griffin has facilitated Cultural Competency, HIV, and Ethics trainings since 1996. Growing up in Detroit, he listening to his father’s stories about growing up in Selma, Alabama, and his mother’s stories about immigrating to the United States. Those stories inspired Mr. Griffin to decide that the best way to become a part of a greater societal solution is creating community conversations through staff trainings. He also learned that cultural competency is not effective without strong ethics, which are the bedrock and capstone of all SUD programs. The true importance about ethics is that they build good boundaries, which are crucial in community-provider interactions. The best description is the statement, “Without good ethics, a program has good nothing.” In 2001, Mr. Griffin co-founded Diverse Solutions LA, a staff training entity with the mission to increase dialog among and between cultures. While based in Los Angeles, Shawn has done presentations across California and the country on various topics including communication across cultures; valuing difference; constructs related to the LGBTQ community; and social issues such as HIV, ethics and boundaries, and team building.