Policies

Emergency Policy

In the unfortunate event of an emergency or injury, we have a few guidelines in place.

Emergency Incident

After taking care of any immediate needs, and as soon as possible, Work Team Adults will contact appropriate authorities. Next, they will contact Faith in Action’s “Executive Director,”  designated “Safety Coordinator,” or one of the “Faith in Action Board Members/Staff.” The Faith in Action Staff/Board Members will then coordinate with the Work Team Adult to contact youth ministers, parents, and runner/drivers.

Breakdown:
1. Contact Authorities
2. Contact Faith in Action Staff
3. Coordinate with Faith in Action Staff to contact others.

Non-Emergency Incident

Work Team Adults will contact Faith in Action’s “Executive Director,”  designated “Safety Coordinator,” or one of the “Faith in Action Board Members/Staff.” The Faith in Action Staff/Board Members will then coordinate with the Work Team Adult to contact appropriate authorities, youth ministers, parents, and runner/drivers.

Breakdown:
1. Contact Faith in Action Staff
2. Coordinate with Faith in Action Staff to contact others.

Faith in Action takes this responsibility seriously and will contact authorities (Police, EMS, Firefighters) as they deem necessary.

Safety Policy

Sexual harassment is any unwanted sexual advance or demand, either verbal or physical that is reasonably perceived by the recipient as demeaning, intimidating, or coercive. Sexual harassment includes, but is not limed to, the creation of a hostile or abusive working environment resulting from discrimination on the base of gender.

Sexual abuse within relationships occurs when a person in a leadership role engages in sexual conduct or sexual behavior with a camp participant, client, employee, youth or volunteer.

Sexual abuse within a FAB relationship involves a betrayal of sacred trust, a violation of the Christian role, and exploitation of those who a vulnerable. Similarly, sexual harassment must be understood as an exploitation of a power relationship rather than as an exclusively sexual issue.

Misconduct of a sexual nature within FAB interferes with its moral mission. FAB stands in opposition to the sin of misconduct of a sexual nature in FAB operations and society at large and commits itself to fair and expedient investigation of any charge of sexual misconduct within FAB and will take action deemed appropriate by the FAB Board of Directors.

We want to create a nurturing environment of hospitality for all persons, male or female, which is free of misconduct of a sexual nature and encourages respect, equality and kinship in Christ.

SOME BASIC GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW:

No Adult Leader should be alone with a Youth. There should always be a minimum of two Youth per Adult in any situation (working or driving together, sleeping quarters, etc…)

Adult Leaders should make sure that no Youth goes alone into a Client’s home. Youth should use the “buddy system” to visit with the Clients in their homes.

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