Social Media and Website Policy

Stepping Stones Center welcomes open discussion, comments, inspiring stories as well as experiences others want to share on our social media sites, such as our Facebook page.  However, we do monitor participation to ensure that individuals stay on topic, are courteous and avoid making offensive comments. Any information posted on our social media pages should not be considered medical and behavioral health advice and should not replace a consultation with a qualified healthcare professional.

Due to the exposure and duration such comments can sustain online, in perpetuity, we do expect that individuals exercise caution when posting information on any of our social media sites and that individuals do not disclose personal identifiable information. We also closely monitor such information and will immediately remove any posts that violate these guidelines. Stepping Stones Center will always protect client privacy (both former and current clients) by refraining to post client information (e.g. identifying information, photos, etc.).

The information reflected on Stepping Stones Center’s website page truly depicts and accurately represents all services offered and information on how to access such services. In addition, Stepping Stones Center does not actively solicit testimonials. All testimonials appearing on our website and social media pages are unsolicited.

Social Media Legal Disclaimer:

Outside of our social media account administrators who post on behalf of Stepping Stones Center, the opinions and or views from the public that are expressed on Stepping Stones Center’s social media platforms, such as Facebook, represent the thoughts of said individuals and online communities and not necessarily those of Stepping Stones Center, any of its affiliates, any of their respective directors, officers or employees. The opinions and views of others expressed on these pages do not in any way reflect the views of the site they are posted on, other sites affiliated with the site, the staff involved with maintaining the site or any members of the site.

While Stepping Stones Center makes reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on its social media platforms, we do not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely manner to online requests for information.

Stepping Stones Center reserves the sole right to review, edit and/or delete any comments it deems are inappropriate. Comments including but not limited to the following may be deleted or edited by moderators:
  • Abusive or hurtful comments about an individual or organization

  • Comments that violate the privacy of our clients and their families

  • Comments that use foul language or “hate speech” (for example, including but not limited to racial or ethnic-offensive language, etc.)

  • Comments related to the promotion of events, groups, pages, websites, organizations and programs not related to or affiliated with Stepping Stones Center

  • Personal statements or comments that are considered defamatory (i.e., making negative personal or untrue comments about a participant or organization)

All links to other websites found linked from Stepping Stones Center’s social media sites are provided as a service to readers, but such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by Stepping Stones Center and, as such, we are not responsible for the content of external websites.

Information posted on one of our sites is not intended to be medical or behavioral health advice and should not be considered medical behavioral health advice, nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician, other healthcare or behavioral health provider.

By submitting content to any of Stepping Stones Center’s social media sites, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public, and that Stepping Stones Center may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of Stepping Stones Center. If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via this site used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post on Stepping Stones Center’s social media sites.