Culture Card - The Children's Guild

Culture Card

Saturday - June 15

Culture Card Message of the Day

Our Core Values 3 of 6 - Promise

We believe in sincere commitment and action. 

Policy of the Day

Confidentiality Reminder
If you see or hear another staff member's private information, let your supervisor know you may have heard confidential staff information. Sharing this information with others is considered gossip.

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Sunday - June 16

Culture Card Message of the Day

Our Core Values 4 of 6 - Respect

We believe in the individuality of each child and in providing a community of support that honors our families.

Policy of the Day

BOUNDARIES
At The Children's Guild, we maintain a professional environment in which employees and students are safe and can be trusted to respect boundaries to define a professional, therapeutic relationship.

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Monday - June 17

Culture Card Message of the Day

Our Core Values 5 of 6 - Our People Matter

We value our employees’ talents, perspectives, and voices, and are committed to ongoing growth and development.

Policy of the Day

Boundaries Policy Reminder
The relationship between staff, students, and parents must be ethical and appropriate and consider a student's best interest. The relationship between staff and students is supportive but should not cross the line to friendship.

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Tuesday - June 18

Culture Card Message of the Day

Our Core Values 6 of 6 - You Belong Here

We embrace diversity, value all identities, and advocate for social justice. We commit to ensuring equity and inclusion through courage, optimism, and humility.

Policy of the Day

Boundaries Policy Reminder
Youth and caregivers often try to friend/follow our personal social media accounts. Please discuss with the youth and/or family why you cannot accept their friend/follow request before declining. Keeping your social media private allows your life to stay private.

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Wednesday - June 19

Culture Card Message of the Day

Definition of Transformation Education

An organizational philosophy that guides the creation of a culture for transmitting the values and life skills necessary for a successful life.

Policy of the Day

PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES
Employees are required to maintain professional boundaries when working with youth. Some of our youth have difficulty distinguishing between a supportive relationship and a friendship. Our programs are safe environments, including limit setting and accountability. This helps to provide containment for the youth we serve.

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Thursday - June 20

Culture Card Message of the Day

Foundational Beliefs 1 of 5

Life is a journey of personal growth ascending from a focus on self to a focus on family, community and world.

Policy of the Day

Professional Boundaries Reminder
Sometimes we build connections with youth through sharing our experiences. Disclosure should be used with purpose. Before disclosing personal information, ask if this information could be triggering? Is it about the student or me? Does your sharing of information have a reason or purpose?

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Friday - June 21

Culture Card Message of the Day

Foundational Beliefs 2 of 5

Culture is the most powerful force available to child-serving organizations for transmitting the values of life success and transforming one's mindset.

Policy of the Day

Professional Boundaries Reminder
If a child becomes overly friendly to you, report that to your supervisor. Your supervisor will help you to identify a way to respond.

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Saturday - June 22

Culture Card Message of the Day

Foundational Beliefs 3 of 5

Everything is connected in profound and countless subtle ways.

Policy of the Day

Professional Boundaries Reminder
At work, you may notice a youth needing shoes, food, school supplies, etc. Before offering to share or buy an item, please remember that if you do something for one child, you must be prepared to do it for all. Talk about the need you see with your supervisor before acting on it. Your supervisor will guide you on how to respond.

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Sunday - June 23

Culture Card Message of the Day

Foundational Beliefs 4 of 5

In virtually every choice is a moral dilemma and we must decide which choice is the most right. Each dilemma one faces provides the opportunity to grow in wisdom and experience.

Policy of the Day

Professional Boundaries Reminder
We know that sometimes youth and families show appreciation to us through gifts. Accepting gifts or items from clients can be a sticky situation. If you receive a gift from a youth or caregiver, please talk with your supervisor about how to proceed.

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Monday - June 24

Culture Card Message of the Day

Foundational Beliefs 5 of 5

A child-serving organization is more than a host for the professions. It is a critical component for transmitting values and fostering growth.

Policy of the Day

Professional Boundaries Reminder
Sometimes the children and youth in our care ask us to keep a secret and promise not to tell anyone. As a professional, explain to the youth that you appreciate their trust but can't make that promise. Relay that we have to ensure they are safe. If you are unsure of what to do with the information the youth has shared, talk with your supervisor.

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Tuesday - June 25

Culture Card Message of the Day

The Nine Wisdom Principles - The Personal Values - What are the values needed to access personal growth? Care

As an organization and as individuals, we need to care.

Policy of the Day

CELL PHONE USE
When driving, the policy for cell phones is hands-free use only with the camera off. This policy complies with Maryland and the District of Columbia laws. Please do not use the camera and always follow hands-free laws.

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Wednesday - June 26

Culture Card Message of the Day

The Nine Wisdom Principles - The Personal Values - What are the values needed to access personal growth? Contribute

Caring does not exist without action.

Policy of the Day

Cell Phone Use Policy Reminder
If you are stopped for a moving violation while participating in a Guild meeting, you will not be reimbursed by The Children's Guild.

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Thursday - June 27

Culture Card Message of the Day

The Nine Wisdom Principles - The Personal Values - What are the values needed to access personal growth? Commit

Contribute consistently over time.

Policy of the Day

Cell Phone Use Policy Reminder
If an important meeting is scheduled during a time you know you will be commuting, please consider your level of attentiveness and participation before accepting. Your safety is the first priority.

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Friday - June 28

Culture Card Message of the Day

The Nine Wisdom Principles - The Life Skills - What are the skills needed to achieve growth? Vision

The ability to see what can be.

Policy of the Day

PERSONAL PROPERTY AT WORK
Personal property that an employee brings into the building is the employee's sole responsibility. Items in plain view of your parked vehicle on Children's Guild property are considered your personal property. Remember to keep medications, valuables, and personal items locked up while at work.

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Saturday - June 29

Culture Card Message of the Day

The Nine Wisdom Principles - The Life Skills - What are the skills needed to achieve growth? Courage

Pursuing a vision despite adversity.

Policy of the Day

NO SMOKING/VAPING
The Guild programs, buildings, and grounds are smoke and vape-free environments. Smoking is prohibited within 50 feet of any Guild location.

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Sunday - June 30

Culture Card Message of the Day

The Nine Wisdom Principles - The Life Skills - What are the skills needed to achieve growth? Will

The relentless application of courage toward a vision.

Policy of the Day

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
The Guild is a drug-free work environment. Illegal drugs are not permitted on the property or in any school or building. Individuals under the influence of a substance during the work day will be reported to Human Resources immediately.

If an employee has medication that they need to take during the work day, they should have an active and current prescription. Medication must be kept locked up at all times, including over-the-counter medicines.

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Monday - July 1

Culture Card Message of the Day

The Nine Wisdom Principles - The Growth Process - What is the process through which growth occurs? Struggle

Growth requires struggle and sacrifice.

Policy of the Day

Drug-Free Workplace Resource Reminder
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to support staff if you are dealing with addiction. You can contact them via telephone at 1-800-311-4327; TDD: 1800-697-0353; or online at guidanceresources.com.

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Tuesday - July 2

Culture Card Message of the Day

The Nine Wisdom Principles - The Growth Process - What is the process through which growth occurs? Transformation

Growth requires a change of thinking and behavior.

Policy of the Day

DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, INCLUSION
We are inclusive of all cultures, religions, orientations, etc. Those attributes make you unique. If you have been made to feel like you don't belong here, let your supervisor know. Every employee is empowered to belong.

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Wednesday - July 3

Culture Card Message of the Day

The Nine Wisdom Principles - The Growth Process - What is the process through which growth occurs? Enlightenment

A broader awareness of the responsibilities and moral obligations of a successful life.

Policy of the Day

PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR/HARASSMENT/BULLYING IS NOT WELCOME
The Guild is a harassment and bully-free zone. All employees should feel safe and work in an environment without harassment or bullying.

We encourage our employees to be tolerant of our differences, learn more about those we work with, and educate themselves about a culture they may not know. All employees have the right to be seen, heard, and valued. Please contact the TCG Cares Line if you have experienced bullying, harassment, or discrimination.

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Thursday - July 4

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Norms Not Rules

Understand the situation and act in alignment with the foundational beliefs and values of the organization.

Policy of the Day

MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Media Relations department is the official spokesperson for the Guild. If you know of an outreach opportunity or have been contacted by a news outlet, please contact Media Relations.

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Friday - July 5

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Spinning Plates

Often we must manage a myriad of tasks with insufficient time and resources.

Policy of the Day

SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media use at work should be limited to the business of The Children's Guild. Personal use of social media outlets is not permitted.

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Saturday - July 6

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Make the Impossible, Possible

We come to know our true potential when we are pushed to the brink of the impossible.

Policy of the Day

Social Media Policy Reminder
A reminder, your personal social media can be accessed by lots of people. Your social media account should not contain audio, video or pictures of youth or items with personal identifying information of youth enrolled in our Children's Guild programs.

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Sunday - July 7

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Change is Constant

Expect change because we live in a dynamic environment that calls for constant re-evaluation of decisions and assumptions.

Policy of the Day

SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE
Because we are an organization serving children and families, all employees are mandated reporters of known or suspected neglect and abuse. If you suspect a youth/student in our care or an employee is an abuse or neglect victim, report it to your supervisor immediately. They will assist you with communicating the concerns to the proper authorities. Student and employee safety is our number one concern.

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Monday - July 8

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Decide! Then Re-decide!

Have the courage to change when you have new information.

Policy of the Day

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
See something, say something. Everyone needs to be vigilant. Report cars that don't belong and make sure visitors are wearing badges that can make them easily identifiable.

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Tuesday - July 9

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Own It!

When addressing the problem, start with yourself.

Policy of the Day

CLEANING
Scheduled facility-wide cleaning is essential to infection control and is managed by Operations. Each campus has a designated person to continuously mitigate the potential spread of viruses through cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms and high-touch areas throughout the day.

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Wednesday - July 10

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Talk the Talk & Walk the Walk

Model the organization's beliefs and values in your work.

Policy of the Day

Cleaning Reminder
Help us keep germs at bay by wiping down commonly used items regularly. This includes desks, phones, keyboards, etc. They carry the most germs and can reduce seasonal illnesses and viruses.

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Thursday - July 11

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations A Master Teacher and a Master Learner

Seize the teachable moment and model an insatiable quest for knowledge and continuous improvement.

Policy of the Day

VISITOR POLICY
Visitors will be limited and must be pre-approved by a supervisor to enhance the safety of children and staff. Visitors must enter the building through the visitor-only access points. They will be screened by administrative staff, follow sign-in procedures, and wear a visitor badge the entire time they are in the building.

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Friday - July 12

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Value Mission, Not Recognition

Contribute to a cause larger than yourself without expecting personal recognition.

Policy of the Day

Visitor Policy Reminder
Remember, your visitors are your responsibility. They require supervision and may only go to areas where HIPAA will not be violated.

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Saturday - July 13

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Quality Counts

Your reputation and that of the organization depend on the quality of your work - improve it until it is right

Policy of the Day

REMOTE WORK POLICY
If you are eligible and approved to work remotely. In that case, you and your supervisor will develop a work schedule tailored to your needs and the needs of The Children's Guild. 

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Sunday - July 14

Culture Card Message of the Day

Workplace Expectations Our Work is Meaningful and Fun!

Working where our talents and passions lie brings joy and enriches life.

Policy of the Day

Remote Work Policy Reminder
When working from home, work is an extension of your office. Be mindful of your presentation on camera. A virtual background and headphones are recommended if your workspace is not private.

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