Language Part 3

Most often, when people state that something is mandatory, it is in an attempt to ensure that the person understands how serious the matter is. We want others to take the issue seriously and pay attention to what we have to say. However, overuse of these terms may not have the intended effect. As you may have noticed looking at your journal entries, when we are told that something is mandatory, we may not get that message. Instead, people may feel helpless, disempowered, confused or even rebellious.

There are other strategies you can use to ensure that the Code of Conduct is taken seriously, while also encouraging resident engagement and understanding.

When we are asked if we will agree to do something, that acknowledges that we are an active participant in the agreement. We are taking responsibility for our actions. When asked this, people tend to feel empowered, like they have a role and choice. This encourages people to take ownership of their responsibilities, allows them to think critically, ask good questions and gain understanding.

Under the social model of recovery, we promote resident involvement. Phrasing your questions in terms of agreements helps your residents to understand their critical role in recovery housing environments and implements the social model of recovery.

This promotes an environment where residents themselves agree to uphold the Code of Conduct, and they are empowered and understand their critical role.

Course Syllabus

Not Enrolled
Creating a Communicable Disease Policy 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
House Code of Conduct
House Codes of Conduct and the Social Model of Recovery
Resident Code of Conduct: Assessment #1
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: Upload a DRAFT Document