House Code of Conduct Harmonious Environment

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People living in recovery housing will all be coming from different backgrounds, age groups, races, ethnicities, and life experiences.  All of these experiences make for wonderful new perspectives and ways for people to learn and grow together.  It can also sometimes create situations where it can be hard for people to get along.  Adding elements to your Code of Conduct can help residents understand what is appropriate to do so you can maintain harmony within the home.  Consider adding the following elements to your Code of Conduct.

At minimum your Code of Conduct must address

  • That residents agree to maintain appropriate boundaries with staff, this includes not having personal romantic relationships with staff.  Residents understand that they should report any inappropriate staff or resident behavior to the operator
  • Residents understand that staff should never borrow or lend money or items of value to residents, and that if they are asked to do so, they should tell the operator

Other items to consider include

  • Residents agree not to lend money or other items of significant value to one another
  • Residents agree not to enter personal romantic or sexual relationships with other residents
  • Residents agree to accept, support and actively welcome all residents regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.
  • Residents agree to treat other residents and staff with respect.  This means not using derogatory or threatening language.
  • Residents also agree to refer to others by the appropriate name and pronouns
  • Residents agree not to take food or other items that do not belong to them
  • Residents agree to not wear or display language or symbols that are offensive, discriminatory or hateful.

Course Syllabus

Not Enrolled
Creating a Communicable Disease Policies for Recovery Housing
Communicable Disease Policies: Overview
Communicable Disease Policies: Exercise
Why a Communicable Disease Prevention Policy is Important
Can I Ask a Resident About Their Health Condition?
Communicable Disease Policies: CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #1
Communicable Disease Policy Requirements
Physical Property Policy Requirements
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING #2
Actively Encourage Regular Handwashing
Create a Chore Chart for General House Cleaning
Remind Resident and Staff About the Risks of Sharing Personal Items
Use Universal Precautions
Provide Residents with Information About Preventative Health Care and Vaccines
Avoid Having a Joint Communicable Disease Policy with Treatment Facilities
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #3
Write Your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
Upload a DRAFT of your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
Communicable Disease Prevention Policy FINAL STEPS
Post Training Survey
House Code of Conduct
House Codes of Conduct and the Social Model of Recovery
Social Model and House Code of Conduct Assessment
Language for House Codes of Conduct
Language Journal Question 1
Language Journal Question 2
Language Part 2
Language Part 3
Suggested Processes for Developing Code of Conduct
House Code of Conduct Development Question 1
House Code of Conduct - Environment Free from Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
House Code of Conduct Development Question 2
House Code of Conduct Promote Recovery
House Code of Conduct Development Question 3
House Code of Conduct Healthy Household
House Code of Conduct Development Question 4
House Code of Conduct Harmonious Environment
House Code of Conduct Discussion Question 5
House Code of Conduct Development Good Neighbor
Enforcement of Code of Conduct
House Code of Conduct
Resident Rights Statements
Resident Rights
Finalizing Your Resident Rights Statement
Resident Rights Statement Assessment