PROMPT: Applying Ethical PrinciplesJoe is a social work intern at an after-school program for middle school children.Through after program meetings with parents, Joe has met several of the parents o

PROMPT: Applying Ethical Principles

Joe is a social work intern at an after-school program for middle school children.

Through after program meetings with parents, Joe has met several of the parents of the children.

Joe and a participant’s parent have been talking a lot and have decided that they would like to date one another.

They are both adults.  What do you think?

Does your reaction change if you consider the situation the parent as female as compared to male?

Discuss any concerns and/or the ethical issue/s related to this decision. 

Be sure to fully explain and support (with professional citations and references), your rationale for your best practice recommendations on how to respond to Joe and this situation.