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Illinois Social Worker Ethics Conference Held Online

Sandra Kopels from the University of Illinois School of Social Work will be one of the speakers.
Sandra Kopels from the University of Illinois School of Social Work will be one of the speakers.
Photo Courtesy U of I Urbana-Champaign

At a time when more politicians are under fire for ethics violations than ever before, one Illinois group is making sure that those who are a part of their profession have access to all the information that they need to ensure that they do not have problems understanding the sometimes blurry lines involved in ethics guidelines.

The National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter (NASW IL) has announced that it will be hosting its 2010 Virtual Nationwide Symposium on Ethics on September 14. This year's largest sponsor is Monahan & Cohen. This Chicago law firm specializes in legal problems of health care and human services providers as well as special education and disability laws.

This is the first time that NASW IL has hosted this event virtually. There are spaces available for those who want to attend the conference in person, but anyone unable to do so will be able to log on and watch the speakers online. This year's topics include Risk Management, the ABCs of Confidentiality and Recordkeeping, and Guardianship and Advance Directives.

One does not need to be a social worker or member of the NASW to attend. The symposium's website lists prices for members, students, and non-members and is open to 38 states including Illinois.

Click here to read more about the symposium.

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