Prevention of Abuse and Exploitation of Participants

Training for Caregivers

Definition:

  Abuse is an act or omission that willfully deprives a participant of

       rights or human dignity, or which may cause or causes actual

       physical injury or emotional harm to a participant including a critical

       incident and any of the following:

    (1) Sexual harassment of a participant.

    (2) Sexual contact between a staff member and a participant.

    (3) Restraining a participant.

    (4) Financial exploitation of a participant.

    (5) Humiliating a participant.

  (6) Withholding regularly scheduled meals from a participant.