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Youth Enrichment Handbook for Parents 2016 - 2017

Non-Violence Behavior Intervention Many staff members are trained to handle a variety of behavioral situations. Through the use of non-violent crisis intervention techniques, they are able to verbally de-escalate situations and protect participant(s) when a danger to themselves or others. In these rare instances and as a last resort, staff will implement personal safety techniques and/or physical control techniques learned through non-violent crisis intervention training. If you have questions regarding these techniques, call the Youth Enrichment office. Participant Code of Conduct The City of Henderson Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department has developed rules governing behavior in order to ensure all participants’ safety and enjoyment. Participants are expected to display appropriate behavior at all times. They must accomplish this by showing respect to all other participants and staff, refraining from using inappropriate language and gestures, refraining from causing bodily harm, and showing respect for equipment, supplies and facilities. If inappropriate behavior is displayed, department policies will address these behaviors. We reserve the right to suspend participants at any time when we determine the behavior endangers the safety of themselves or others. Examples of inappropriate behavior (but not limited to): 14 • Non-compliance: Failure to comply with directions or requests. • Harm to self: Physically harming/injuring self. • Stealing: Removing property belonging to others, the city or other facilities without permission. • Misuse/damage of property: Improper care of items that belong to the city, site location or items belonging to another person. • Inappropriate language/actions: The use of foul or unkind words, inappropriate gestures/actions toward participants, staff, or other persons. • Harm to others: Threatening individuals and physically striking or injuring another person (staff or participant) through an inappropriate action. • Bullying: The City of Henderson is committed to providing a caring and safe environment in our facilities and parks where participants can recreate in an atmosphere free from bullying. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at any of our parks, facilities and trails. The department affirms that bullying is hurtful, no one deserves to be a victim of bullying and everybody has the right to be treated with respect. It is our policy to take all bullying behavior seriously and to take action appropriate to the situation.


Youth Enrichment Handbook for Parents 2016 - 2017
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