Ms. Tiffany Brown has worked at community outreach centers for the past 15 years, there shes in charge of 40 youth ranging from ages 12 to 18. Mrs. Brown aid these trouble youth in many areas of their life, she provides educational tutoring, teambuilding, Counseling ect. Mrs. Brown has worked with Daniel a trouble 15-year-old male for the last 3 years and has become very involved in his family life.
The idea of dual relationships within the human service profession is frowned and had the potential to cause and great in balance between professional and client relationship. Dual relationships can cause more of a interference rather than an improvement. In A study done by Kenneth S Pope participants thoughts dual relationships can provide role model, provide quality. A participant in the study states that providing therapy to individuals within their content will provide a safe and secure environment for professional and client (kpope). While dual relationships may incite trust, security and communication there are many downside relationship. “Social workers should not engage in dual or multiple relationships with clients or former clients in which there is a risk of exploitation or potential harm to the client. In instances when dual or multiple relationships are unavoidable, social workers should take steps to protect clients and are responsible for setting clear, appropriate and culturally sensitive boundaries(NASW code of ethics).
With the decision to go into dual relationships, the amount of lawsuits against human service professionals has risen because boundaries were crossed and client has started to feel exploited by human service provider. Barrier valuations happens in Social dual relationships creating an potential invalid in the client professional relationship. Examples of barrier violations:
intimate relationships; sexual intercourse/sexual contact
personal benefits; exchange money or other gifts
unexpected circumstances; same mutual...