The Core Values that serve as roots for our Code of Ethics are:

  • Respect for Each Other 

    • Staff will thoughtfully consider of the needs of others-staff members, persons served, and  families of persons served. 

  • Conciliation 

    • Staff will act in a spirit of compromise and agreement. Each individual will hear and  respect other points of view and be open to constructive feedback/discussion. 

  • Honesty 

    • All staff members will deal honestly with other staff, volunteers, persons served and  families of persons served. Nonetheless, the value of honesty cannot be diminished; we  will be honest without being hurtful. 

  • Communication 

    • Staff members will communicate concerns directly with the individual(s) they have  concerns with or about. If this does not resolve the concerns, the issue will filter up the  administrative structure. Communication of concerns in a direct and immediate fashion is  of paramount importance to the success of any organization. 

  • Trust 

    • Each of us will be non-judgmental on issues. We will be supportive of others and  responsive in any time of need. 

Anika Youth Services has established this Code of Ethics to guide the actions of staff in their treatment of persons receiving the services provided by this organization. Each new staff member will be required to review and sign the code, showing acceptance of it. Any staff member who violates one of the agencies codes of ethics may face disciplinary action. This may be in the form of a verbal warning, a written warning or even termination of employment.

AYS Code of Ethics

  • Persons receiving services must always be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of  disability or other potential deficit areas. 

  • The input of persons receiving our services or the services of other agencies into the  rehabilitation process is paramount. The input should always be accepted in a respectful  manner.

  • Persons served give up no legal rights when they come to Anika Youth Services. The  rights of a person served are respected at all times. 

  • An environment must be maintained in which persons receiving services may learn and  develop. 

  • The organization and its employees must be ever vigilant as to the attitudinal,  architectural, and communication barriers that may exist in the agency. Where these  barriers exist, the organization and staff must consider corrective action.

Code of Ethics: Treatment of Persons Receiving Services: