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 invites a conversation into the ethics of responding to child maltreatment.
1. Learn to identify ethical codes or other sources that may guide a forensic interviewer when facing an ethical conundrum.
2. 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. Receive practical guidance to prevent ethical violations or, when they do occur, to limit potential damage in responding to an allegation of child abuse.