Policy Manual



Type: Policy                 Category: Service Delivery                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care employees and contractees

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Supporting References: COA General Standard G9.2.07; COA Service Standard S21.9.04; Mental Health Res. Regs Page 20 section (4) Child Management section (a), Page 21 sections (b), (c), and (d), and page 35 section (b); Right of Recipients page 35 Section (f); Treatment Foster Care Standards page 7 section (i), and page 21 #8; Rules for Providing for the Licensing of Specialized Children's Foster Homes pgs. 13,14.

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  6-19-2003  Board    6-19-2003
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Policy:  Community Care supports the appropriate use of discipline in teaching children behaviors that will best serve them as they grow to adulthood. Community Care does not support use of the following interventions as discipline: a. Corporal punishment b. Use of aversive stimuli such as electric shock devices c. Interventions that involve withholding nutrition or hydration, or which inflict physical or psychological pain d. Forced physical exercise to eliminate behaviors e. Punitive work assignments f. Punishment by peers g. Group punishment or discipline for individual behavior h. Humiliation or verbal abuse i. Use of medication as a form of discipline Additionally, Community Care Employees signify their understanding of, and agreement with, this by virtue of their signature on the Policy Review Form, which is placed in their personnel folder. All Community Care Contractees signify their understanding of, and agreement with, this by virtue of their signature on their individual contracts.