Ethical Boundaries: Staying in Your Lane

Ethical Boundaries in Recovery Housing > Ethical Boundaries: Staying in Your Lane

 

Recovery support professionals know that they have worked too hard and have come too far in their career to mess up now.

Here are some tips for maintaining healthy boundaries with those you serve.

  • Use touch therapeutically and appropriately, AND always asking if it is alright to touch the resident.
  • Treat all residents equally, maintaining a respectful attitude and being courteous to everyone.
  • Never give your personal contact information to the resident including your cell or home phone number, email address or home address if you live outside the recovery home.

Of course, being a recovery “sponsor” may have different boundaries.

  • Do not give or nor receive gifts, money, loans, or anything of value to or from your residents.
  • Never use offensive or inappropriate language around your residents, or at least know the limits within your recovery home community in what’s appropriate to say.

Never make inappropriate sexual comments or jokes

Course Syllabus

Not Enrolled
Ethical Boundaries: Introduction
Ethical Boundaries: Introduction cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Ethics and Boundaries and Different
Ethical Boundaries: Code of Ethics
Ethical Boundaries: Standards of Ethical Practice and Professional Conduct
Ethical Boundaries: Obligation of All Recovery House Operators
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #1
Ethical Boundaries: What is an Ethical Boundary?
Ethical Boundaries: Ethical Boundaries in Recovery Housing
Ethical Boundaries: Staying Within Ethical Boundaries
Ethical Boundaries: Dual Relationships
Ethical Boundaries: Are You Crossing Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #2
Ethical Boundaries: What Are Boundary Violations?
Ethical Boundaries: Examples of Professionals Crossing Ethical Boundaries
Ethical Boundaries: Example #1 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Example #2 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Example #3 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Be Safe Instead of Being Sorry
Ethical Boundaries: Staying in Your Lane
Ethical Boundaries: How to Avoid Crossing Ethical Boundary?
Ethical Boundaries: Employment
Ethical Boundaries: Money
Ethical Boundaries: Grievances
Ethical Boundaries: Staff
Ethical Boundaries: "Difficult" or "Mean" Resident
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #1
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #1 cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #2
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #2 cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #3
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #3 Cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Summary
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #3
Ethical Boundaries: NEXT STEPS