Ethics in Prevention: Considerations for Coalitions in Rural Areas

10:45 AM
12:00 PM
Chesapeake 4-6


This session is designed for community coalition members and leaders to help with ethical choices in their everyday work. This interactive course was developed through the West Virginia Partnerships for Success Grant program to help coalitions explore several common ethical dilemma scenarios. Coalition members regularly face situations that involve ethics. Often, it is clear how to act ethically; however, in some situations, responsibilities may not be so clear. While laws and policies are a good starting point, coalitions sometimes face challenging situations that are not clearly prescribed by regulation. The principles and decision-making processes covered are based on the Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethics for Prevention Specialists but adapted for coalition-related situations.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Define ethics in the field of community prevention

2. Describe the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics as they apply to coalitions

3. Identify ethical situations relevant to prevention coalitions


Cheryl Jonese, MSCP, WVPS2
Partnerships for Success Prevention Coordinator
Community Connections, Inc
Tammy Collins, PhD, WVPS2, OCPC
Associate Director
Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery