Code of Conduct 

Members of NACBH share a collective support for the mission of the organization: to advance the field of children’s behavioral health by engaging talented and promising leaders to identify emerging practices of excellence and transform them into effective public policy, while promoting their broad implementation.  

To build a community of learning and advocacy required to achieve this goal, all members agree to adhere to the following code of conduct. Violators will be subject to discipline, up to and including removal from an event or activity, prevention of participation in future activities, or revocation of membership. 


NACBH prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law as a part of the association’s activities, conferences, and opportunities. Behavior that undermines the integrity of intellectual discourse and interactions will not be tolerated. This applies to all participants including staff, NACBH members, non-member participants, partner representatives, suppliers and vendors, etc. 

Behavior and language that are welcome/acceptable to one person may be unwelcome/offensive to another. Consequently, individuals must use discretion to ensure that their words and actions communicate respect for others. This is especially important for those in positions of authority since individuals with lower rank or status may be reluctant to express their objections or discomfort regarding unwelcome behavior. 


Those engaged in NACBH activities are expected to maintain a level of professionalism which supports confidence and trust in the profession and the association and furthers the advancement of best practices in children’s behavioral health 

Professional credentials are expected to be maintained at or above what is required for state licensing and/or accreditation purposes.  

NACBH members are expected to maintain a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism in all program, service, and volunteer activities. This includes providing a level of care to clients within the program offerings directly provided by the individual/organization. In the event that standards of care are revealed to be below what is expected of NACBH members, partners, and stakeholders, appropriate action will be taken.  


All those engaged in NACBH activities agree to comply with the bylaws, rules, and policies of NACBH. All must refrain from engaging in activity that could give rise to a professional conflict of interest, unless express consent it given by all affected parties after full disclosure of the facts. 


NACBH members, partners, stakeholders, and interested parties are expected to demonstrate professional excellence through continued learning and professional development. NACBH membership and participation is active, giving back to the community and advocating for positive change in public policy.