Working Where Everyone Knows Your Name: Risks and Rewards of Rural Relationships
In rural areas, prevention professionals often live and work in the communities that they serve resulting in unique challenges to ethical boundaries. Moreover, youth not only test boundaries but may lack appropriate boundaries. Consequently, rural workers must engage professional judgment when navigating overlapping connections and complex issues that are a reality of life and work in rural communities. This interactive session explores ethical practices, boundary development and boundary crossing along with suggestions to minimize the risks of dual relationships.
1. Identify ethical concerns of dual relationships.
2. Identify risks that might lead to crossing boundaries.
3. Understand strategies to manage dual relationships.