All social workers should protect themselves and their clients by taking reasonable steps to resolve the issue of boundaries in social work, in an effective manner. According to the Juan S. case study, which is an ethics case study where a social worker violated the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and attempted two boundary crossings and one boundary violation. The social worker offered Silvia a job to watch her children and allowed Silvia to work in her home, so that Juan S. can learn English and her children can learn Spanish. She also offered Silvia a ride home and offered her a job, so that she would able to give therapy sessions to Juan every morning and give him therapy sessions as scheduled in the agency. The last violation the social worker attempted was that she rocked Juan to sleep. The purpose of this paper is examining issues of boundary problems in the area of social work and how it relates to ethics in the profession of social work. In addition, the challenges associated with these issues, as well as reasons behind why certain people have problems in this area, particularly as it relates to dual relationships, boundary crossings and boundary violations are examined. This paper’s purpose outlines the importance of addressing boundary issues and ethics for social workers to help them identify these issues within their own work environment and take steps to eliminate them. To help illustrate this concept, the case study of Juan S., researched by Florida Atlanta University on the profession of social work, is used for analysis. In addition, this paper examines the issue of dual relationships, as it relates to boundaries, as discussed by F. G. Reamer in his article Boundary issues in social work: Managing dual relationships.