Suggested Processes for Developing Code of Conduct

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Involve Residents and/or People in Recovery

Another important aspect of the social model of recovery is that residents are involved in the development and leadership of the organization. If your organization is new, and you do not have current residents, you can engage others who are people in recovery to assist you as you develop the Code of Conduct.

Many people starting recovery housing are persons in recovery themselves. If that is the case for you, your personal experience is valuable and will certainly assist you as you seek to develop programming that supports others in recovery. However, recovery is multifaceted, and you are encouraged to seek perspectives that are different from your own – People who have used different pathways to recovery, people who are from different backgrounds, and people who have had different life experiences. The more diverse and inclusive your group, the richer and more productive your feedback will be.

The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to help create an environment that promotes recovery, enables the creation of positive relationships and ensures safety. Each Code of Conduct will be different depending on your home’s Level of Support, target population, number of people living in the residence, and even the physical structure of the property. Each of these items are offered for your consideration, as they are most frequently considered and included by other quality recovery homes. These items can fall into several categories

  • Creating an environment that is free from alcohol and illicit drugs
  • Promoting a community recovery environment with shared accountability
  • Maintaining a healthy physical environment
  • Establishing positive relationships where residents get along
  • Promoting good neighbor relationships

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