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Whistleblower Ethics and the Psychosocial Impacts of Retaliation
Presenter: Jacqueline Garrick, LCSW-C, ACSW
This webinar offers 3 Interactive Continued Education Hours
3 Category I Ethics CEUs
Whistleblowers are the unsung heroes who often have protected individuals or the public from waste, fraud and abuse, medical errors and more. As a result of their disclosures, the government has recouped billions of dollars, hospitals have improved care, and faulty products have been recalled. Yet the whistleblower has gone on to experience unemployment, discrimination, harassment, bullying, or a hostile work environment.
This interactive training will help participants recognize and respond to the complexities involved with clinical practice, organizational dilemmas, ethical dissonance, and the potential outcomes of whistleblowing. Through interactive discussions, participants will identify the elements of a protected disclosure and the toxic tactics of whistleblower retaliation. Attendees will gain an understanding of whistleblower protection laws and the taxonomy associated with retaliation. Participants will examine real case scenarios and will gain skills that will be useful to all areas of social work practice. You will gain the tools to be able to protect yourselves and your clients when faced with ethical challenges.
(Trainer, Jacqueline Garrick, LCSW-C, ACSW, is the Founder of Whistleblowers of America. Her storied career as a social worker includes work with the American Legion and Veterans Affairs. She is the author of multiple books and is the former Director of the Department of Defense, Suicide Prevention Office. While working for the Defense Department Ms. Garrick blew the whistle on fraud, waste and abuse and suffered retaliation.)