Young Adult Transition Association

2016 Individual Membership

MISSION

YATA promotes young adult transitional schools, programs and professionals that support issues and practices of common interest and enhance the quality of care for young adults and their families.

VISION

YATA provides a forum for collaboration on issues of mutual concern, including young adult issues, operational issues, and other aspects related to providing young adult transitional services.

BENEFITS
As a YATA Individual Professional, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to meet and network with top professionals in the young adult field
  • A listing on the YATA website – your name and/or your company/organization
  • Eligibility for reduced conference registration fees
  • A listing in the YATA Annual Membership Directory
  • Use of the YATA logo, pending direct linking to the YATA website
  • A link from the YATA website to your website, pending reciprocal linking to the YATA website
  • Others benefits as they become available

Individual Membership

INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

The Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) offers an Organization Membership, alongside YATA member programs, the opportunity to participate in the common mission of improving our programs through cooperative and collaborative relationships.

An application for a YATA Individual Professional Membership is voluntary on the part of the applicant and is designed to provide organizations the opportunity to show their commitment to the ethics and standards upheld by the Young Adult Transition Association and its members.

YATA is encouraging a collaborative relationship among organizations and industry professionals who work with young adults, including:

  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Therapists/Counselors
  • Program Owners and Directors
  • Admissions and Intake Staff
  • Behavioral and Educational Consultants
  • Direct Care Staff, Mentors, Life Coaches and Educators

Acceptance as an Individual Professional is based upon completion of the application, receipt of the annual fee, and notification of membership by the YATA Board.

The YATA Membership Committee will review the submitted application and may recommend it to the YATA Board of Directors for approval. Limitations to membership are as follows:

  • All applications and related documents must be signed by the applicant and must include a signed copy of the YATA Individual Professional Member Ethical Standards.
  • YATA reserves the right to request references from a YATA member organization representative in good standing.
  • YATA reserves the right to refuse membership for any reason including, but not limited to, any past/pending or future legal action taken against any individual or organization applying for membership.
  • YATA reserves the right to request and receive any documentation regarding such legal action prior to acceptance of membership with YATA. It is the responsibility of the individual or organization requesting membership to alert YATA of any pending legal issues that may impact the decision for membership.
  • Organizations (one designated representative), Member Organization Staff and Individual Professionals will receive an invoice to renew their membership 30 days prior to the expiration date.

VOTING PRIVILEGE FOR INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONALS

  • Individual Professional Members and Member Organization Staff will not have voting power on the issues requiring voting in YATA elections.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

All applicant organizations must meet, at minimum, the requirements for the level of membership sought. Please review the following membership levels to determine which level you seek to attain.

Individual Professional Membership:

  • Must share the mission of cooperative and collaborative relationships
  • Open to therapists, educational consultants, direct care staff, admissions staff and educators
  • Participating in YATA research and outcome studies
  • Uphold all other YATA requirements and ethical standards as outlined in MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Current YATA Member Organization Staff Membership:

  • Must share the mission of cooperative and collaborative relationships
  • Open to therapists, educational consultants, direct care staff, admissions staff and educators
  • Uphold all other YATA requirements and ethical standards as outlined in MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
  • YATA Member Organization must be current as a Full Member Organization for staff to apply under this level

Individual Membership

REQUISITE SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Along with meeting minimum requirements, applicant organizations must be able to provide all documentation and organizational statistics requested.

Individual Professional Membership Applicant:

  • Proof of state or national licensure or certification, if applicable

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

YATA’s membership requirements and common and ethical standards exist as a measure of an individual and program’s professionalism and integrity. YATA as an organization is not an accrediting body and is not responsible for the viability or actions of a member organization, its staff or individual.

Open Source and Collaborative Participation:

  • Must be willing to provide resources to other members
  • Agree to participate fully in YATA’s research project and outcome studies

Embodiment of Common Standards:

  • Openly support YATA organizations and individual members in a professional and respectful manner
  • Allow open access, or freely distribute, policies and procedures to other member organizations, if requested
  • Make every effort to gain first-hand knowledge of other member organizations through site visits and meetings
  • Willingly assist individual members and organizations to achieve YATA’s goals within its own work constraints and commitments
  • Without exception, meet commitments made to colleagues within agreed time frames
  • Find workable solutions for conflicts, personal differences, or dissatisfaction in a way that avoids conflict and maintains mutual respect and achieves goals
  • Abstention of actively soliciting/recruiting fellow members’ employees, outside of Association, public job boards

Acceptance of, and adherence to, Ethical Standards:

  • Organizations, their staff and/or individual members agree to not make any false, misleading, deceptive, fraudulent or exaggerated claim or statement about their organization or service
  • Organizations, their staff and/or individual members agree to not engage in activities for the organization’s and/or individual member’s personal gain at the expense of a client
  • Organizations, their staff and/or individual members agree to set and maintain professional boundaries
  • Organizations, their staff and/or individual members understand and agree that non-therapeutic relationships with students/clients are prohibited
  • Organizations, their staff and/or individual members agree to abstain from knowingly offering or providing services to an individual concurrently receiving services from another young adult organization except with that organization’s knowledge
  • Organizations and/or individual members agree to terminate their respective services when it is reasonably clear that the student/client is not benefiting from the relationship
  • Organizations and/or individual members agree to support research and development of the Young Adult field
  • Organizations and/or individual members agree to adhere to, and comply with, the findings of the YATA Founders Grievance Committee if ethical issues arise

Individual Membership

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