Publications and Resources

Selected Publications
Ethical Action in Challenging Times
Theimann Advisories
Helpful Websites

Favorite Books on Ethics and Ethical Action
Quotes on Courage

Selected Publications

Strom-Gottfried, K .J. (2 007) The ethics of practice with minors. Chicago: Lyceum.
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Strom-Gottfried, K.J. (2007) Straight talk about professional ethics. Chicago: Lyceum
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Hepworth, D.H., Rooney, R.H., Rooney, G., Strom-Gottfried, K.J. and Larsen, J.A. (2013) Direct Social Work Practice, (9th ed.) Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks Cole.

Strom-Gottfried, K.J. (2005) Ethics in social work research: A prime. Boston: McGraw Hill

Strom-Gottfried, K.J. (2005) Ethics in social policy: A primer. Boston: McGraw Hill

Strom-Gottfried, K.J. (2004) Ethics in social work and social welfare: A primer. Bost

on: McGraw Hill

Black, P.N., Congress, E. P., & Strom-Gottfried, K. (2002). Teaching Social Work Values and Ethics: A

Curriculum Resource. Alexandria, VA.: Council on Social Work Education.

Strom-Gottfried, K. (1999). Social Work Practice: Cases, Activities and Exercises. Thousand Oaks CA: Pine Forge Press.

Strom-Gottfried, K.J. (2005). Ethical practice in rural environments. For L. Ginsberg (ed), Social Work in Rural Communities, 4th ed. (pp 141-155). Alexandria, VA.: Council on Social Work Education.

Strom-Gottfried, K. J. (2002). Enacting the educator

role: Principles for practice. In A.R. Roberts and G.J. Greene (Eds.), Social

Workers' Desk Reference. Oxford University Press.

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Ethical Action in Challenging Times

The 2006 Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professorship Lecture


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Theimann Advisories

FAQ on Documentation and Clinical Records

FAQ on Services to Minors of Divorced Parents

FAQ on Confidentiality and HIV+ Clients


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Helpful Web Sites

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics ( Indiana University )
Focuses on interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching practical and professional ethics.

Giving Voice to Values
Giving Voice to Values (GVV) is an innovative, cross-disciplinary business curriculum and action-oriented pedagogical approach for developing the skills, knowledge and commitment required to implement values-based leadership.

The Parr Center for Ethics
Based in the Department of Philosophy at UNC, the Center's goal is to “promote ethical development by providing the necessary resources - theoretical development, empirical knowledge, and actual opportunities - to explore and advance our understanding of ethical issues.” The Center sponsors a variety of speakers and events of various aspects of ethics and its web site contains a Q&A discussion forum on ethics.

The Giraffe Project
This site contains a K-12 curriculum where the project creators identify and praise “giraffes,” who are individuals who have had the vision and courage to stick their necks out to solve tough problems.

Institute for Global Ethics
The Institute's mission is “To promote ethical behavior in individuals, institutions, and nations through research, public discourse, and practical action.” They offer various workshops, resources, online and print newsletters, and books, curricula and other publications.

Southern Poverty Law Center (n.d.). Speak up! Responding to everyday bigotry.
A meaningful and helpful guide for effectively addressing challenging situations in day-to-day life. This guide includes relevant vignettes on comments that arise in the workplace, family gatherings, neighborhood events and casual, friendly conversations, and it provides specific guidance about responding in order to create a climate of civility and mutual respect.

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Favorite Books on Ethics and Ethical Action

Browning, R. L., & Reed, R. A. (2004). Forgiveness, reconciliation, and moral courage: Motives and designs for ministry in a troubled world. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company.

Callahan, D. (2004). The cheating culture: Why more Americans are doing wrong to get ahead. New York: Harcourt.

Cohen, R. (2002). The good, the bad and the difference: How to tell right from wrong in everyday situations. NY: Doubleday.

Doherty, W. J. (1995). Soul-searching: When psychotherapy must promote moral responsibility. New York: Basic Books.

Gentile, M. (2010). Giving voice to values: How to speak your mind when you know what’s right. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Gladwell, M. (2000). The tipping point: How little things can make a big difference. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Kidder, R. M. (1995). How good people make tough choices: Resolving the dilemmas of ethical living. NY: Simon and Schuster.

Kidder, R. M. (2005). Moral Courage: Taking action when your values are put to the test. New York: William Morrow.

McCain, J. & Salter, M. (2004) Why courage matters: The way to a braver life. New York: Random House.

Paine, L. S. (2003). Value shift: Why companies must merge social and financial imperatives to achieve superior performance. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Patterson, K., Grenny, J., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2002). Crucial conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Patterson, K., Grenny, J., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2005). Crucial confrontations: Tools for resolving broken promises, violated expectations, and bad behavior. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Yalom, I. (1996). Lying on the couch. New York: Harper Perennial.

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Quotes on Courage

  • “A readiness to endure danger for the sake of principle”. - Rush Kidder
  • “Too great a distinction is made between moral courage and physical courage. They are in many instances the same. For either to be authentic, it must encounter fear” (real threat) “and prove itself superior to that fear.” - John McCain
  • “Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or great evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.” - Francois, Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  • “For us, moral courage has come to mean the capacity to overcome the fear of shame and humiliation in order to admit one's mistakes, to confess a wrong, to reject evil conformity, to renounce injustice, and also to defy immoral or imprudent orders." - William Ian Miller
  • "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened” - Billy Graham, evangelist
  • “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” - Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  • “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.” - Francois, Duc De La Rochefoucauld

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