Title

Eye on Ethics: Revisiting the Limits of Client Confidentiality

Document Type

Article

Department (Manual Entry)

School of Social Work

Abstract

December 14, 2012: Newscasts shouted information impossible to absorb, that a lone shooter had murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Almost immediately, people began speculating about shooter Adam Lanza’s motives and psychiatric challenges. Social workers were pressed into action, both as crisis intervention specialists and commentators, about what might have led Lanza to kill. Were there warning signs that foreshadowed his heinous assault? Was he receiving mental health services?

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