Self-Assessment Tool for an Abuse Free Environment

Self-Assessment Tool for an Abuse Free Environment
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Overview

The purpose of the tool is to encourage providers who support individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities to think in terms of an abuse-free environment, to self-evaluate their programs for risk of abuse or neglect, and to provide resources to mitigate the identified areas of risk.

Working in partnership with the Justice Center, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, the Office of Mental Health, the Office of Children and Family Services, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the State Education Department have developed a Self-Assessment for an Abuse Free Environment tool for provider agencies to self-evaluate their program(s) for risk of abuse and neglect.

The self-assessment tool has has been tailored to the specific characteristics of each service delivery system. It also contains suggested strategies to mitigate the identified areas of risk.

Documents

Self-Assessment for an Abuse Free Environment tools for specific program areas are available here.

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    Self-Assessment for Abuse Free Environment - OPWDD

    This tool is meant to be helpful to your agency in determining which area to focus on in your performance improvement projects. The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the Justice Center are available to assist in developing or providing resources that would support your program in abuse prevention.

     

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    Self Assessment for Abuse Free Environment - OMH

    The Self-Assessment Tool is a tool to assist in the creation of your program/facility’s performance improvement projects.  OMH and the Justice Center are available to assist in developing or providing resources that would assist your program/facility in abuse prevention. This tool is for use within your program or facility; it is not meant to be shared with the Justice Center, Office of Mental Health (OMH), or other surveyors.

     

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    Self-Assessment Tool - Office of Children and Family Services

    The Self-Assessment Tool is a tool to assist in the creation of your program/facility’s performance improvement projects.  Office for Children and Family Services and the Justice Center are available to assist in developing or providing resources that would assist your program/facility in abuse prevention. This tool is for use within your program or facility; it is not meant to be shared with the Justice Center, OCFS, or other surveyors. However, this self-assessment tool may be subject to disclosure under applicable federal or state law, including the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

     

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    Self-Assessment Tool - Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

    The Self-Assessment Tool is a tool to assist in the creation of your program/facility’s performance improvement projects.  OASAS and the Justice Center are available to assist in developing or providing resources that would assist your program/facility in abuse prevention. This tool is for use within your program or facility; it is not meant to be shared with the Justice Center, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), or other programs.

     

    Download

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    Self-Assessment Tool - State Education Department

    The Self-Assessment Tool is a tool to assist in the creation of your school’s performance improvement projects.  State Education Department (SED) and the Justice Center are available to assist in developing or providing resources that would assist your program/facility in abuse prevention. This tool is for use within your program or facility; it is not meant to be shared with the Justice Center, SED, or other programs.

     

    Download