Ethics for Prevention

June 3, 2020


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For questions about registration, please contact Iowa State University by email or phone 515-294-6222.

For questions about program content, please email Kayla Sankey.

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The Virtual Learning Series on Substance Abuse is a part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Division of Behavioral Health Initiatives that support prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders and problem gambling.

This virtual learning will focus on person centered planning for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions, specifically addressing brain injury, intimate partner violence, opioid use disorder and problem gambling.

For more information on IDPH’s initiatives, please visit

Session Description

Certified Prevention Specialists in Iowa adhere to the Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethics. This set of principals “expresses prevention professionals’ recognition of responsibilities to the public, to service recipients, and to colleagues within and outside of the prevention field. They guide prevention professionals in the performance of their professional responsibilities and express the basic tenets of ethical and professional conduct.” Unfortunately, the practice of ethical decision making is not always clear cut especially for experienced prevention professionals and prevention supervisors. Therefore, it is important to continually enhance preventionists’ skills in identifying ethical dilemmas and applying a framework for ethical decision making.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the six principals that make up Iowa’s Code of Ethics for Prevention.
  • Identify a framework for ethical decision making.
  • Identify potential ethical dilemmas that experienced preventionists and prevention supervisors may face.
  • Apply a framework for ethical decision making to ethical dilemmas to determine a course of action.


12:30 pmEthics for Prevention
2 pmBreak
2:15 pmEthics for Prevention
3:45 pmAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/03/2020 - 12:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
06/03/2020 - 3:45pm CDT

Amy Croll, LMSW, CPS
Executive Director, Community Youth Concepts

Jodee Goche, MPS
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills and Ethics Trainer, Iowa State University

Accreditation Statement

  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 3.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Public Health and coordinated by Iowa State University- Conference Planning and Management. Funding provided by state appropriations, the State Opioid Response (CFDA 93.788) federal grant and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (CFDA 93.959).


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

The information shared at this event is presented as an opportunity to expand awareness and knowledge. Views expressed by speakers do not represent the views of the Iowa Department of Public Health, nor does IDPH control or guarantee the accuracy of this information. IDPH does not endorse individual vendors, products or services.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 IBON


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Click here to register. There is not a cost to attend. 

For questions about registration, please contact Iowa State University by email or phone 515-294-6222.

For questions about program content, please email Kayla Sankey.