Rules and Expectations
Rules and Expectations

In This Section

  • Prior to attendance at UUA youth events, all participants must disclose any child welfare agency investigation or any criminal or juvenile delinquency arrests, charges, convictions including those involving abuse, violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, child abuse, driving while intoxicated...
  • Each youth program creates and maintains community norms, which can be expressed in a covenant, expressing the goals of the community and how the community will be together. Rules/expectations express a baseline or minimum standard. These community norms should express the ideals of community such...
  • Youth have the right to expect confidentiality of their personal stories except in cases where expanding confidentiality is needed to protect youth. This norm is expressed in most event covenants and is something UUA staff and event leaders must hold up. ...
  • All events shall have a designated team, e.g. Spirit Committee or Spirit Corps, responsible for assisting the community at youth focused events in maintaining their community norms (or covenant) and adhering to the rules and behavioral expectations. At events with shared youth-adult leadership the...
  • A process for restoring right relationship should be in place for every youth event. Rather than viewing this through the lens of “punishment” this should be viewed in service of restoring community safety and wholeness. This may include temporary or permanent restrictions. ...
  • When any youth’s actions have made youth events unsafe or are inconsistent with the rules and expectations of the event, UUA staff or empowered program leaders, including those members of Right Relationship Team (e.g. Spirit Committee, Spirit Corps, etc.) may suspend or restrict that youth’s...

For more information contact youth@uua.org.

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