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AbstractEthical dilemma is a complex situation It leads to mental conflictsamong moral imperatives It is also referred as ethical paradox Insocial life human beings have a very complex relationship For instanceif a neighbor has a desire to kill you it will result in mental illnessSocieties have criminal justice systems and mostly diffuse suchcriminals Therefore organizations do face ethical dilemmas andconflict within the premises The NASW Code of Ethics recognizes a number of values in serviceprovision that social workers must uphold such as protection ofconfidentiality self-determination equal distribution of resourcesand promotion of cultural diversity Although the NASW Code of Ethicsis explicit about the responsibility of social workers to promote socialjustice NASW 2000 Standards 601 and 603 it does not specifyactions that social workers must take to achieve it Bull 1989 Agency Services and SettingsI am an executive director of a nonprofit organization that providesafter-school programming for adolescent girls This agency began as partof the Catholic Church but is now an independent 501c 3 organization I supervise a staff that provides academic enrichment life skillstraining career preparation and recreational opportunities to morethan 400 mostly low-income teens annually12 Summary of the conflictThere is conflict in my own social service organization Being anexecutive director of the company my staff has recently become concernedabout rising rates of teenage sexual activity among our participants -several girls have become pregnant and many more talk openly aboutunsafe sexual practices My staff has created an alliance to introducesex education and prevention program in the company to educate andprovide information to the students Through a plan they identified themain goal and funds to be raised to support the program They have alsoincluded potential members in this program such as local schoolschurch health clinic and youth representatives After discussingtheir strategy and ensuring that they can take on coalition-buildingtasks in addition to their regular duties I encourage them to proceedEthical DilemmaThe dilemma presented here represents two values concerning
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