Youth Worker Ethics: ‘Doing’ Ethics in Daily Practice

Ethics are the compass that guide professional practice; they are also essential to credentialing and recognition of child and youth work in the community. Every day, practitioners use the Standards for Practice of North American Child and Youth Care Professionals ethics code to inform decision-making and address the complexities of their practice.
Using a case development approach, participants in this webinar will use real life scenarios to explore the process of ‘doing’ ethics by designing interventions that reflect thoughtful ethical practices.  The webinar is designed for child and youth work practitioners from any practice setting. Its contents are helpful for workers preparing for certification at any level, and others who seek to better understand the process of ethical decision making and applying a code that is specific to youth work practice.
Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand basic ideas about what a code of ethics is and how it is applied in practice
  • Learn to apply the Standards for Practice of North American CYC Professionals to ‘real life’ practice scenarios using a case development approach to practice the process of ‘doing ethics’
CYC Certification Competency Domain: 
1.5 Class Hours
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Created by

Frank Eckles

Frank Eckles, BA, CYC-P, splits his time between his role as past president of the national Child and Youth Care Certification Board and facilitating growth for the hundreds of professionals who engage in learning programs offered by the Academy for Competent Youth Work. Frank is the Academy’s executive director and author of the Child and Youth Care: Foundations Course and co-author of Youth Thrive: Protective and Promotive Factors for Healthy Development. 
He serves on the boards of the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice and the CYC Certification Board. Frank became a Fellow of the National Center for Innovation and Excellence in 2014. Frank is the recipient of the National Staff Development and Training Association’s 2013 Career Achievement Award. In 2009 he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Academy of Child and Youth Care Professionals. He received the President’s Award for “special achievement in the field of child and youth care” from the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice in 2006 and 2017.