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The CYP Operating Manual comprises operational standards that provide detailed implementation policies and guidance and is considered standard operating procedure for daily CYP operations.

Child Abuse Prevention, Education, and Reporting (CAPER) Standard - 24/7 Centers

The Navy expects CYP Professionals to provide a safe, nurturing environment for all CYP children, to have the training and education to recognize and respond to child maltreatment, and to report all concerns for children's safety and well-being appropriately. All CYP Professionals not only have an ethical and professional responsibility to carry out these duties, but they also have a legal mandate to report child abuse and neglect they suspect by caregivers, either in the home or within the Navy 24/7 Center program. Therefore, Navy CYPs must support its professionals through comprehensive and coordinated policy development and operational implementation, referred to as Child Abuse Prevention, Education, and Reporting (CAPER). This standard describes not only the roles, responsibilities, and operational requirements for CAPER, but also the best practices and strategies that support effective CAPER implementation.

Child Abuse Prevention, Education, and Reporting (CAPER) Standard - CDC

Child and Youth Program (CYP) Professionals develop strong, caring relationships with children and their families, and spend the day engaged with children in both child care and protection. Subsequently, the Navy expects CYP Professionals to provide a safe, nurturing environment for all CYP children, to have the training and education to recognize and respond to child maltreatment, and to report all concerns for children's safety and well-being appropriately. All CYP Professionals not only have an ethical and professional responsibility to carry out these duties, but they also have a legal mandate to report child abuse and neglect they suspect by caregivers, either in the home or within the Child Development Center (CDC) program. Therefore, Navy CYPs must support its professionals through comprehensive and coordinated policy development and operational implementation, referred to as Child Abuse Prevention, Education, and Reporting (CAPER). This Standard describes not only the roles, responsibilities, and operational requirements for CAPER, but also the best practices and strategies that support effective CAPER implementation.

Child Abuse Prevention, Education, and Reporting (CAPER) Standard - FCC

Child and Youth Program (CYP) Professionals develop strong, caring relationships with children and their families, and spend the program day as a constant source of both child care and protection. Subsequently, the Navy expects CYP Professionals to provide a safe, nurturing environment for all CYP children, to have the training and education to recognize and respond to child maltreatment, and to report all concerns for children's safety and well-being appropriately. All CYP Professionals not only have an ethical and professional responsibility to carry out these duties, but they also have a legal mandate to report child abuse and neglect they suspect by caregivers, either in the child's home or within the Child Development Home (CDH) program. Therefore, Navy CYPs must support its professionals through comprehensive and coordinated policy development and operational implementation, referred to as Child Abuse Prevention, Education, and Reporting (CAPER). This Standard describes not only the roles, responsibilities, and operational requirements for CAPER, but also the best practices and strategies that support effective CAPER implementation.

Child Abuse Prevention, Education, and Reporting (CAPER) Standard - YP

The Navy expects CYP Professionals to provide a safe, nurturing environment for all CYP children, to have the training and education to recognize and respond to child maltreatment, and to report all concerns for children's safety and well-being appropriately. All CYP Professionals not only have an ethical and professional responsibility to carry out these duties, but they also have a legal mandate to report child abuse and neglect they suspect by care providers, either in the family home or within the Navy Youth Program (YP). Therefore, Navy CYPs must support its professionals through comprehensive and coordinated policy development and operational implementation, referred to as Child Abuse Prevention, Education, and Reporting (CAPER). This Standard describes not only the roles, responsibilities, and operational requirements for CAPER, but also the best practices and strategies that support effective CAPER implementation.

Enrollment and Record Keeping (ERK) Standard - 24/7 Center

The 24/7 Center Enrollment and Record Keeping (ERK) Standard provides guidance for enrollment and record keeping, including scanning requirements, for records for children, families, and CYP Professionals. This Standard includes step-by-step instructions for registering new families, guidance for maintaining both paper and electronic documents, and specific guidance on medication documentation and requirements. 

Enrollment and Record Keeping (ERK) Standard - YP

The YP Enrollment and Record Keeping (ERK) Standard provides guidance for enrollment and record keeping, including scanning requirements, for records for youth, families, and CYP Professionals, and how to maintain paper and electronic documents. This standard includes step-by-step instructions for registering new families with CYP, enrolling new families in SAC, and signing up families for Recreational Programs. These standards also provide specific guidance on medication documentation and requirements. 

Enrollment and Record Keeping Standard - CDC

The CDC Enrollment and Record Keeping (ERK) Standard provides guidance for enrollment and record keeping, including scanning requirements, for records for children, families, and CYP Professionals. This standard includes step-by-step instructions for registering new families, guidance for maintaining both paper and electronic documents, and specific guidance on medication documentation and requirements. 

Facility Management, Transportation, and Emergency Management Standard

The safety of children and staff in Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) is paramount to a quality learning environment. This Standard references established safety standards and practices and contains information to assist the CYP team with the day-to-day and long-term management of CYP facilities. 

 

Family Relations Standard

The Family Relations Standard provides CYP Professionals with guidance on and strategies for implementing all Navy policy requirements related to building and sustaining collaborative relationships with families, embracing family-centered practices, and providing rich opportunities for family communication, engagement, and participation.