Teen REACH Policies

Teen REACH Policies

The following Teen REACH policies relate to staff working in the program. These policies are important for the safety and efficiency of our program. Below is an overview; the actual policies are at the end of this Manual.

  • Medical Issues
    • Administering medications - No medication of any kind, over the counter or prescription, will be administered by Teen REACH staff. The one exception is that staff may assist students with their emergency asthma medication.
    • Asthma - Children will have access to their asthma sprays at all times in the program. All staff will become familiar with the Asthma Policy and Asthma Plan.
    • Head Lice - Staff will observe signs of head lice and immediately inform supervisor
  • Child Abuse - We are all Mandated Reporters, Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-2873
  • Staff Communication - All staff working in the Teen REACH program will report directly to the Site Supervisor upon arriving at the site. Any concern or issue will be brought to the attention of the Site Supervisor as soon as the circumstances allow.
  • Positive Discipline - Discipline is the on-going process of helping children to develop self-control in order that they may manage their own behavior in socially approved and acceptable ways.
    • How staff will implement Discipline:
      • Avoid problems by offering an organized, stimulating program.
      • Reinforce positive behaviors.
      • Model appropriate behavior.
      • Redirect to a more acceptable behavior.
      • Set clear limits.
      • Offer choices.
      • Ignore negative behavior (when appropriate).
      • Acknowledge good behavior.
      • Use "time-outs" or removal of child from the area, for short period of time.
      • Include the child in the resolution of conflict.
    • The following discipline techniques are PROHIBITED:
      • Physical punishment.
      • Screaming at child.
      • Ridiculing a child or the child's family.
      • Blaming, teasing, insulting, name calling or threatening the child with punishment.
      • Withholding food, rest, or restroom breaks.
      • Withholding of affection or positive attention.