Jennifer Obenshain, clinical associate professor and senior program coordinator of the School of Social Work’s Master of Social Work Online program, was appointed to the National Association of Social Workers’ National Ethics Committee.
Obenshain will serve on the committee for three years. Her responsibilities include promoting ethical practices for internal and external groups and recommending new or improved procedures to the board of directors for the National Association of Social Workers. She will also be responsible for acting on appeals, overseeing program plans, and supporting chapter staff, officers and other volunteers.
Prior to her appointment, Obenshain worked as both the chapter ethics committee chair and as a member of the Professional Review Process as a consultant. Her work as a consultant consisted of helping professionals navigate the ethics complaint process.
The National Association of Social Workers promotes professional growth and sound social policies, as well as creating and maintaining professional standards. Keeping social work practices, standards and ethics up to date and relevant ensures that social workers provide the best care possible for their clients. The National Ethics Committee works as a part of the larger organization, further ensuring that social workers are providing their clients with ethical and proper services, and managing companies when they arise.