This course focuses on the legal and ethical standards related to family law and minors. A primary objective of the course is to highlight the standards of professional conduct in clinical social work practice as set forth in law, ethical standards, and regulations of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). To complete this course, participants access and review online content that includes case vignettes, reader exercises, and short webbased video clips before passing the online posttest with a score of 80% or better to print a certificate of completion.
This course can be used toward the ongoing sixhour continuing education requirement for law and ethics coursework for California LCSWs.
After completing this module, readers should be able to do the following:
- Identify, clarify, and differentiate core concepts of California law and ethical standards pertaining to family law and the treatment of minors in clinical practice, including child custody, child support, emancipation, minor consent, and sexual orientation change efforts.
- Identify, clarify, and differentiate at least five commonly misunderstood legal requirements and/or ethical standards regarding services to minors and their families.