Ethical and Legal Considerations in Human Services

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You are a human service-forensic behavioral health practitioner providing services to criminal justice-involved populations. During your interactions with one these individuals, you learn that this person has a plan to harm others and himself. However, this person often has a history of reporting similar behaviors, but never acts on them. What do you do? What other information would you want to know about this person? Describe and analyze which laws may apply, such as duty to warn, mandated reporting, confidentiality, etc. What non-legal and ethical issues are also important in this situation? Describe in detail, based on the law and the ethics, what you would do and why as well as the role you believe your supervisor should take in this situation. Discuss what additional information you would need to make your decisions.



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