Darla L. Henry & Associates Home About Us 3-5-7 Model Calendar GRANTS Blog Resources Contact We have a responsibility to protect the information that our youth and families share with us. Documentation practices that respect privacy are preferred, such as avoiding the recording of specific thoughts or comments in the case record. The danger here is that that comments made within the parameters of your session can be easily taken out of context and misinterpreted. Discussion about someone’s history in the presence of others without that person’s consent is also considered a violation of privacy, and can lead to the child, youth or family feeling less safe with you.
We are often asked how much should be shared with caregivers regarding the content of discussions and activities completed by our youth. Our answer is found in the March 2015 newletter which you can read here.