Your communications with Hope Redefined are confidential. The leadership will not release any information without your signed written release. You should also be aware that under some circumstances, your confidentiality may be waived. These circumstances include: threats or acts of harm to yourself or others and abuse of a child in any way. A special clarification for group work is also necessary.
Confidentiality of group members’ communications and information by other group members is not protected by law. However, each group member must be committed to confidentiality to make a safe environment to share openly. We commit to creating a safe place for those who come to share their story. When you leave at the end of each session and upon completion of the group, who you have seen here and what you have heard stays here. Don't talk about it. Period. No exceptions.
Additional steps to ensure confidentiality for all group member is:
• Please do not provide an email address that is shared in your home. We ask for communications within the group to be held confidential and private as well. If you need to change your email address to a private email address, please contact the facilitator prior to group. (This applies to those who might share an account with a spouse, children, or family email account).
I understand that I am not to disclose to anyone outside the group (especially my spouse, friends, coworkers, pastors, etc.) any information that may identify another group member. This includes, but is not limited to, names, physical description, biographical information, and specifics of content of interactions with other group members. I understand that I am free to disclose to people I choose the fact that I attended the intensive retreat and/or am a part of a Hope Redefined support group. i.e. “I am participating in a support group on Tues nights with Hope Redefined.”