Organizational Code of Ethics

As a NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) member Calo subscribes to the common mission of NATSAP members which is to promote the healthy growth, learning, motivation, and personal well-being of our students. The objective being to provide excellent treatment; treatment is rooted in concern for our students well-being and growth; respect for them as human beings; and sensitivity to their individual needs and integrity. Below is an outline of Calos Organizational Code of Ethics which helps to highlight our desire to best serve our students and families.

Organizational Code of Ethics

Calo is a member of the following professional organizations and ascribes to the principles of good practice and ethics of these organizations:

 

v     National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)

 

In addition to the ethical standards established by the above organizations, Calo has codified a set of organizational principles by which all employees are held accountable. 

 

Calo and its employees will always:

1.      Be conscious of, and responsive to, the dignity, welfare, and worth of our students.

2.      Honestly and accurately represent ownership, competence, experience, and scope of activities, and not exploit our student’s or their parents’ fears and vulnerabilities.

3.      Respect the privacy, confidentiality, and autonomy of program participants within the context of our program and facilities.

4.      Be aware and respectful of cultural, familial, and societal backgrounds of our students.

5.      Avoid dual or multiple relationships that may impair professional judgment, increase the risk of harm to students, or lead to exploitation.

6.      Take reasonable steps to ensure a safe environment that addresses the emotional, spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our program participants.

7.      Strive to maintain high standards of competence in our areas of expertise and to be mindful of our limitations.

8.      Value continuous professional development, research, and scholarship.

9.      Place primary emphasis on the welfare of our students in the development and implementation of our business practices.

10.  Manage our finances to ensure there are adequate resources to accomplish our mission.

11.  Fully disclose to prospective parents and/or consultants the nature of services, benefits, risks, costs, and staff credentials.

12.  Provide an appropriate, professional referral if we are unable to continue service.

13.  If we determine that a student is in need of an aftercare program, we recommend types of programs or aftercare treatment that best suits the needs of the individual. 

14. Dual relationships, occurring on a formal or informal level, with clients, their families, or any outside agency working with clients/client families constitute conflict of interest and are avoided.