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Sanford

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321-363-0063

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1626 W Airport Blvd

Sanford, FL 32773

08:45 - 3:00

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Ethics Code of Conduct

As a school of excellence, we value the worth and dignity of every person. We believe in the diversity to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all is essential to the achievement of these standards. For this reason, we require all instructional personnel and administrators, as a condition of employment, to complete training on our standards of ethical conduct on an annual basis.
As a school in pursuit of guaranteeing equal opportunity to all, our ethics standards include, but are not limited to the following:
Our primary concern will always be our students and the development of his/her greatest potential. All teachers and staff will, therefore, strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity, with the support of the Administration who will provide training and be available when questions/challenges arise throughout the year.
Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel:
Will always make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student’s mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
Will always provide the least restrictive opportunities for a student to experience independent action in pursuit of learning.
Will never unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
Will never intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student’s academic program.
Will never intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.
Will never intentionally violate or deny a student’s legal rights.
Will never harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, or social and family background and Will make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.
Will never exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
Will never divulge personally identifiable information obtained while providing professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
At CFA, we believe there is great importance in maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, students, parents, the community, and with such the employees of CFA must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:

Maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
Will not deny a colleague the professional benefits of, advantages from, or participation in, any professional organization on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, or social and family background, if otherwise qualified.
Will not interfere with a colleague’s exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.
Will not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct within or outside the workplace, including but not limited to:
Harassment or discrimination in a way that interferes with his/her performance of professional or work responsibilities.
Harassment or discrimination in a way that interferes with the orderly processes of education or creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment.
Will make reasonable effort to assure that everyone, colleague, student, and other staff, is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
Will not maliciously or intentionally make false statements about a colleague.

Child Abuse

Look for the signs

Dial 1-800-96-ABUSE

Signs of Physical Abuse

The child may have unexplained:
– bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries
– broken bones
– burns

A child experiencing physical abuse may:
– seem withdrawn or depressed
– seem afraid to go home or may run away
– shy away from physical contact
– be aggressive
– wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries

Signs of Sexual Abuse

The child may have:
– torn, stained or bloody underwear
– trouble walking or sitting
– pain or itching in genital area
– a sexually transmitted disease

A child experiencing sexual abuse may:
– have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively
– fear a particular person
– seem withdrawn or depressed
– gain or lose weight suddenly
– shy away from physical contact
– run away from home

Signs of Neglect

The child may have:
– unattended medical needs
– little or no supervision at home
– poor hygiene
– appear underweight
A child experiencing neglect may:
– be frequently tired or hungry
– steal food
– appear overly needy for adult attention

Look for the Patterns

Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.

If a child tells YOU about abuse:

Be a good listener. Show that you understand and believe what the child tells you. Encourage, but don’t pressure him/her to talk. Ask open-ended questions.

Be supportive. Tell the child he/she did the right thing by coming to you. Stress that he/she is not to blame. Let the child know that you want to help.

Don’t overreact. This can frighten the child or prevent him/her from telling you more. Do not talk negatively about the suspected abuser in front of the child.

Document and report it. Document your conversation as soon as you can. If possible, write down the child’s exact words.

Don’t delay. Never assume someone else will report the abuse. The sooner it’s reported, the sooner the child and their family can be helped.

WHO MUST REPORT ABUSE?

Doctors
Nurses
Social Workers
Police Officers
Child Care Workers
Any Witnesses
Any/All School Personnel

Call or Report it online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/

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