MISSION & VALUES
Code of Ethics
PREAMBLE: Art Practitioners design innovative programs that restore and maintain the highest level of functionality for individuals with special needs, dementia, quadriplegia, paraplegia, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. We devote our time, energy, and abilities to performing duties in a timely and productive manner.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE
Art Practitioners shall respond to the emotional needs of clients with care and compassion. The goal for each therapeutic art session is to inspire, engage and assist clients through the artistic process - generating lasting memories.
INNOVATIVE IDEAS & CREATIVITY
Art Practitioners shall provide a quality product and service that meets the unique needs and interests of clients. Art Practitioners shall cultivate new ideas, improve art processes, and continuously offer exceptional service.
Art Practitioners shall frequently conduct Customer Service Surveys, Performance Assessments, and other questionnaires to measure clients’ experience in therapeutic art.
RESPECT & DIGNITY
Art Practitioners shall appreciate each client as an individual and embrace all creative efforts. Art Practitioners shall treat all clients with respect and dignity. Any physical or verbal actions such as slurs, derogatory comments, profanity, threats, or demands are not tolerated. Art Practitioners shall always maintain a friendly and welcoming environment.
CLIENT RIGHTS & PRIVACY
Due to the sensitive nature and close interaction with clients, personal information may be revealed. Art Practitioners shall maintain confidentially of any information learned directly or indirectly about a client. This includes medical conditions, medical treatment, and financial and personal data.
Art Practitioners shall always conduct themselves professionally, whether on-site at a therapeutic art session or off-site in the community. Professional conduct is a direct reflection of our art movement.
FACILITATION & SAFE ART PRACTICES
Art Practitioners shall stay current on all aspects of facilitating sessions and handle all art materials properly. Art Practitioners shall always assist clients with using art materials and communicate safe art practices. This includes using sharp items (scissors), non-toxic liquids (paint or glue), and hot tools (glue gun) to maintain safety. Art Practitioners shall also keep all items secure in their art kit when not in use to minimize risk.