The organization's practices fully meet the standard, as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the CA-BSM 2 Practice standards.
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the CA-BSM 2 Practice standards.
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the CA-BSM 2 Practice standard.
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the CA-BSM 2 Practice standards.
BSM procedures including procedures for:
notifying parents/guardians of incidents involving restrictive interventions
conducting assessments and developing behaviour management plans
Copy of written behaviour support and management philosophy and procedures provided to service recipients and/or parents/legal guardians
Interviews may include:
Review case records
provides an explanation for and offers a copy of its written restrictive behaviour support and management philosophy and procedures to service recipients or their parents/legal guardians at admission;
annually obtains the individual’s and/or parent’s/legal guardian’s consent when restrictive behaviour management interventions are part of the treatment modality;
informs the individual and/or parent/legal guardian of the service implications, if any, of refusing to sign; and
when the individual is a minor or has a legal guardian, notifies the parents/legal guardians promptly when the individual is involved in an incident involving a restrictive intervention.
COA recognizes that it may be difficult for organizations providing residential youth custody services to involve youths' parents/legal guardians, especially when youth are placed outside of their communities and far from their families; however, organizations should still strive to involve families to the extent possible. When promptly notifying parents/legal guardians in the wake of an intervention proves difficult, the organization should document its efforts to initiate contact in the case record.
Additionally, when an organization provides involuntary services to youth involved with the youth custody system, obtaining consent may not be required.