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Everyday Ethics for Foster Parents

About the Course

Every day, while caring for vulnerable youth, foster parents can face a host of conflicts between their professional duties and their personal values, known as ethical dilemmas. In the real world and and in the online world, there are opportunities abound for these dilemmas to impact the ways in which we support youth. What choice is a foster parent to make when a dilemma is not easily solved by legalities or state foster parent rules? In this workshop, we discuss a set of tools to help foster parents navigate the gray areas of fostering when the most appropriate decision is not always black & white.

Learning Objectives

- Caregivers will list the values and principles of the National Foster Parent Association Code of Ethics and understand how they are correlated with O.A.C. (Ohio Administrative Code) Foster Home Rules and Ohio Foster Youth Rights.

- Caregivers will be able to describe ethical dilemmas in Foster Care and recognize the reasons well-intentioned people may make unethical decisions.

- Caregivers will be able to demonstrate the use of strategies to resolve their ethical dilemmas in child welfare and make sound ethical decisions.

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