In cases of child abuse and neglect, a number of ethical challenges may arise during the forensic interview, during the multi-disciplinary investigation, during trial and after a case is resolved in court. In some instances, ethical conundrums arise because MDT members have conflicting ethical codes and competing values. Utilizing a number of case scenarios, this workshop will examine the ethics of responding to child maltreatment. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
1. Students will learn to identify ethical codes or other sources that may guide a forensic interviewer when facing an ethical conundrum.
2. Students will learn to recognize situations where the ethical codes of various MDT members may conflict and, when that happens, develop a process for resolving the situation.
3. Students will receive practical guidance to prevent ethical violations or, when they do occur, to limit potential damage in responding to an allegation of child abuse.