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Family Contact Information
CONTACTS & AUTHORIZED PICK UPS
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Medical Treatment Policies
Behavior Expectations and Discipline Policies
At Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, our behavior expectations and discipline procedures are based on our core values of service, integrity, diversity, respect, accountability, collaboration and stewardship. We believe in creating a safe, secure and fun environment where all youth have the opportunity to learn the importance of demonstrating good character. We believe that in order to do this, all youth need to know and understand the rules and expectations for appropriate behavior. We also believe that when youth do not follow the rules or when they demonstrate inappropriate behavior, we have an opportunity to help them learn from their mistakes.
SHFB Camp iHope promotes behavior guidance and discipline through creating a positive environment, developing structure and clear limits, promoting social and emotional learning, reinforcing our core values and addressing challenging behaviors.
SHFB Camp iHope use six simple rules to communicate behavior expectations to the youth in our care. The purpose of these rules is to ensure the safety of our campers and staff and to create a positive environment for all. These rules are:
1. Listen and follow directions.
3. Keep your hands, feet and body to yourself.
4. Try everything and do your best.
5. If you see something, say something.
All youth are expected to follow the rules established by Camp iHope for the safety of all campers in the program. Your cooperation and support help ensure that all campers have a safe and fun experience.
Camp iHope uses positive discipline which means staff members promote desired behaviors through teaching and reinforcement. Staff will redirect or problem solve with youth when they are not displaying desired behaviors, rather than restrict behaviors by taking away opportunities or controlling youth with fear of punishment. We believe this approach focuses on the needs of the youth and contributes positively to their overall development. Staff shall use positive discipline, which shall include the following:
1. Communicate to youth using positive statements.
2. Encourage youth, with adult support, to use their own words and solutions in order to resolve interpersonal conflicts.
3. Communicate with youth by getting on their level and talking to them in a calm, quiet manner about the expected behavior
There are times when restrictions may be necessary, and will most likely be directly linked to the health, safety or well-being of the child or others. Camp iHope staff does not use corporal punishment under any circumstance. In the event of a youth harming themselves, another youth, or an adult, staff may physically restrain the youth to ensure safety.
Camp iHope does not allow the following behaviors including but not limited to:
1. Any action that could threaten the physical or emotional safety of the youth, other youth or staff. Prohibited conduct may include, but is not limited to: abusive jokes, insults, slurs, threats, name calling or intimidation.
3. Behavior that is a violation of personal boundaries or is of a habitual nature and negatively impacts the program, and/or safety and enjoyment of others.
4. Behavior that is of a sexual nature.
Some behaviors could result in immediate suspension or dismissal.
Camp iHope Discipline Procedures
If a youth is unable to meet established behavior expectations, Camp iHope staff will follow these disciplinary procedures below. Camp iHope staff desire to partner with families of the youth in our care. If at any time you have concerns about your child’s behavior or success in our program, please do not hesitate to reach out to the camp director.
1. Conversation between staff and youth to discuss behavior and reset expectations.
2. Staff will first use positive reinforcement and redirection to redirect a youth’s behavior. If this is ineffective, staff may use a timeout as an opportunity for the youth to take a break from the behavior before rejoining the group.
3. Staff will communicate with parent/guardian if/when youth is not following established Camp iHope rules. This communication may be at Rides Out, over the phone or via a parent conference.
4. If positive discipline and redirection are ineffective in changing the youth’s behavior, the camp director may suspend the youth. Length of suspension will be determined based on each individual situation. Factors such as type/ severity of behavior, behavior history, age of youth, etc. will be considered when determining the length of suspension.
5. If the youth continues to have challenges after a suspension, the camp director may set up a conference with the parent/guardian to develop a behavior plan for the youth.
6. If suspensions nor a behavior plan are effective in changing the child’s behavior, the child may be dismissed from the camp.
Everyone who attends Camp iHope has unique needs. We are better when we take time to find out what those needs are, build empathy and understanding, and respond to individuals appropriately.
Your child’s success and safety in our programs are our top priorities; therefore, we respectfully ask parents and caregivers to inform SHFB Camp iHope, prior to the start of the camp, of any special needs which may require special accommodations, so we can work together to support your child in reaching their full potential.