Plumas Rural Services (PRS) Mindful Living – Mindful Nurturing Parenting Critical Support provides private one-on-one counseling and support services to parents to strengthen and build positive parenting practices. We have a responsibility to all participants to maintain confidentiality. This includes addresses, phone numbers, records and information shared during counseling sessions with PRS. PRS has a legal and ethical obligation to protect this information. A written consent to exchange and/or release information will be obtained any time it is necessary to share/exchange information with other agencies/programs. There are limited restrictions on confidentiality and these exceptions are listed below:
1. Mandated Reporting Laws - In the following circumstances, all PRS staff members are required by law to inform legal authorities and potential victims so that protective measures can be taken:
If the PRS staff member believes that the participant is in danger of harming themselves or others;
If the PRS staff member feels there is a reasonable suspicion that a child has been abused or neglected;
If the PRS staff member feels there is a reasonable suspicion that a senior or dependent adult has been abused or neglected
2. Agency Personnel - Support staff may be privy to client information through case management and scheduling.
3. Funding Sources - Mindful Living – Mindful Nurturing Parenting Critical Support is funded through the Plumas County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services which requires periodic reports and audits to ensure compliance.
4. Court Order - It is our policy to never release client records however; this may be unavoidable under some circumstances. If you are involved in a court action, you agree to consult with your attorney regarding how this may affect your confidentiality.
All written and spoken material from any and all sessions is confidential unless written permission is given to release all or part of the information to a specified person(s) or agency (with the exceptions noted above).