A new call to action: Enhancing prevention ethics to meet current challenges: Peer-sharing call
The Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethics outlines six principles that govern the professional behavior of substance misuse prevention practitioners: Non-Discrimination, Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society. Ethical considerations underpin every aspect of our work - from how we select which substance misuse-related issues to address, to how we partner with and engage members of our focus communities, and beyond – and the code of ethics expresses the responsibilities we have and values we hold as preventionists to our colleagues, the people we serve and the general public.
This two-part series will explore how our prevention priorities and efforts have changed (and will continue to change) amid the challenges brought on by our country’s recent reckoning with racial inequity and its pandemic experience. We will also discuss the role of the Prevention Code of Ethics as a touchstone for our field,= and introduce an approach for critically evaluating its principles to determine how to better align them with current and emerging needs within the prevention landscape. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop a personal action plan for enhancing the ethical performance of their professional responsibilities during the sessions.
- explore the relationship between the prevention code of ethics and emerging issues in prevention.
- describe how prevention practitioners can use the code of ethics to guide their professional responses to changing cultures and contexts.
- develop a personal action plan for enhancing the ethical performance of their professional responsibilities
- Participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethical Conduct prior to these sessions, available by clicking here.