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Civil Rights Training. Goals of Civil Rights  Equal treatment for all applicants and participants  Elimination of illegal barriers that prevent people.

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1 Civil Rights Training

2 Goals of Civil Rights  Equal treatment for all applicants and participants  Elimination of illegal barriers that prevent people from receiving benefits  Participant knowledge of rights and responsibilities  Dignity and respect for ALL

3 What Is Discrimination? Distinguishing a person, or group of people, either in favor of or against others intentionally and doing so by neglect or by actions or by lack of actions based on the six protected classes.

4 Six Protected Classes Federal law prohibits discrimination in all child nutrition programs of these protected classes:  Race  Color  National Origin  Sex  Age  Disability

5 Areas of Compliance to Discuss  Public Notification System (PNS)  News Release  And Justice For All  Non-Discrimination  Limited English Proficiency  Data Collection  Training  Civil Rights Complaints

6 Public Notification System

7 NEWS RELEASE

8 News Release  Submit News Release for each provider yearly  Inform media sources – not required to pay for publication  Maintain record of announcement and media contact information for each

9 AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

10 And Justice For All Prominent Placement At Sponsor Office Originals Only (Unless Permission for other is Granted.)

11 Building for the Future Poster POSTED IN ALL DAY CARE HOMES!

12 Non-Discrimination Statement

13 Nondiscrimination Statement

14 Both parts are required on all materials printed by both the Sponsoring Organization AND each provider regarding benefits and services as related to community nutrition programs, such as but not limited to: Promotional Literature Parent Handbooks Websites Nondiscrimination Statement

15 PNS Sponsors of community nutrition programs and all providers must convey the message of equal opportunity in all photographic and other graphics used to provide program information

16 Language Barriers All sponsoring organizations and providers must have the capability of providing informational materials in the appropriate translation concerning the availability and nutritional benefits of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

17 DATA COLLECTION

18  Ethnic and racial information documented annually for all facilities  Maintain 3 years plus current year  Documented annually in initial Monitor Review.

19 DATA COLLECTION CHART Monitor Review

20 WHY IS DATA NECESSARY ? The collection of racial and ethnic data allows the sponsor and the state agency to determine how effectively the day care home is reaching the diversity of a population and if outreach is needed.

21 TRAINING

22 Sponsoring Organizations AND providers must offer civil rights training to all people involved in their program: -staff -volunteers -contractors Training is required prior to the start of any program duties Everyone must be trained annually Sponsoring organization must document civil rights training of program contact(s) before program start date. Facilities must train all staff within four weeks of beginning program.

23 Civil Rights Grievance Procedure

24 Civil Rights Grievance Facility Responsibilities Train staff in defined procedures to process a complaint Keep grievance procedure forms in accessible place Must accept either written or verbal complaints May NEVER impede participants ability to file Move complaint forward in a timely manner

25 Civil Rights Grievance Procedure Page 1 Instructions

26 Civil Rights Grievance Procedure Page 2 Complaint: Filled out by parent or guardian

27 Civil Rights Grievance Procedure Page 3 Response to Complaint: Filled out by Center

28 Website

29 Participant Rights  Knowledge of all nondiscrimination information  How to file a claim if they believe their civil rights have been violated  A Claim may be filed up to 180 days following an alleged action or incident

30  Sponsoring Organizations must ensure that the Civil Rights Compliance Assessment is completed for each Provider BEFORE the facility is added. Civil Rights Pre-Award Questionnaire

31 Ultimately……..  “Do unto others as you would have done to you” The Golden Rule


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