Sunshine - Children's Home & Rehab Center Phone: (914) 333 7000 --- Address 15 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562-2001

Resident's Bill of Rights

CHILDREN’S BILL OF RIGHTS PLEASE:

  • Respect my belongings and personal space;
  • Look at me and talk to me in a way I can understand;
  • Knock on my door before entering and please introduce yourself;
  • Be honest with me…always;
  • Offer me a choice whenever possible;
  • Communicate with my family…if they feel less anxious it will help me a lot;
  • Tell me what you are going to do…before you do it;
  • Please try to make time for play – it’s an important part of my day;
  • Always use a respectful tone of voice

PLEASE DON’T:

  • Tell me “it won’t hurt” if it will…or "don’t cry" or "you shouldn’t feel that way";
  • Forget to listen when I have something to say.

PLEASE REMEMBER

  • To respect me by letting me show my feelings—they are a part of me and I need to be allowed to express them;
  • To let me know that you care.