Code of Ethics

Value: Importance of Relationships

An Infancy Onward professional understands the importance of relationship, the primary instrument for growth and change. An Infancy Onward professional uses knowledge and skills to provide services that promote, support, restore and sustain nurturing relationships for all infants and families.

An Infancy Onward professional works to establish strong, collaborative relationships with community professionals to enhance services to all infants and families.

An Infancy Onward professional understands the importance of past relationship experiences to the development of current relationships.

Value: Reflective Practice

An Infancy Onward professional seeks out and uses supervision and consultation to reflect on professional development and personal growth related to work with or on behalf of infants and families.

Value: Respect for Ethnicity, Culture, Individuality and Diversity

An Infancy Onward professional understands and respects the uniqueness of each individual with respect for ethnicity, culture, individuality, and diversity in all aspects of infant and family practice.

Value: Integrity

An Infancy Onward professional practices in ways that are ethical, trustworthy, honest, responsible and reliable.

Value: Confidentiality

An Infancy Onward professional abides by the ethical standards of the agency or place of work and is guided by the legal and practice standards in human services.

Value: Knowledge and Skill Building

An Infancy Onward professional works continuously to acquire new knowledge and skills to enhance best practice within the infant and family field.