Certificate of compliance

Facing The Facts

is in compliance with the HONcode

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9 Years

Certificate validity: valid until Aug 2017

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

18 Jul 2007

Certificate validity:

valid until Aug 2017

Date of last visit:

06 Feb 2018

Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

EDITORIAL POLICY: The editorial content on this site is selected by the editorial committee with the objective of providing relevance and clinical reliability. The state-of-the-art for personality disorders is rapidly evolving. The editorial committee is committed to keep the educational material consistent with mainstream professional thinking and rooted in practicality. The editorial committee is also committed to avoid and debunk common myths. Member input is actively solicited in the form of readership critiques, polls, and workshops. Recommendations to the staff are encouraged.
CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS: Many articles that appear on this site were authored by or excerpted from specialists in their respective fields and include Murray Bowen MD, Kenneth R Silk MD, John G. Gunderson MD, David Burns MD, Robert O. Friedel MD, Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad MD, Cynthia Berkowitz MD, Dan G. Blazer MD, Martin Bohus MD, Daniel K. Hall-Flavin MD, Jerold J. Kreisman MD, Nicolas Reusch MD, Jeffrey W. Swanson MD, Marvin Swartz MD, Susan Forward PhD, Jeffrey E. Young PhD, Marsha Lineham PhD, Shari Manning PhD, Margalis Fjelstad PhD, John Gottman PhD, Richard A. Warshak PhD, Xavier Amador PhD, Alan Fruzzetti PhD, Christine Ann Lawson PhD, Joan Lachkar PhD, Darlene Lancer JD MFT, Arnoud Arntz PhD, Shawn P. Cahill PhD, Daniel Harkness PhD, Jerry Deffenbacher PhD, Linda K. George PhD, John Preston PsyD, Charles Spielberger PhD, Patricia Love EdD, Kenneth Adams PhD, Mark Dombeck PhD, Sandra C. Anderson PhD, Shawn Meghan Burn PhD, Robert H. Albers PhD, Marilyn J. Sorensen PhD, Tina Tessina PhD, Daniel A. Bochner PhD, Joseph M. Carver PhD, Paul Mason MS CPC, Roger Melton MS, Valerie Porr MA, Robert Weiss LCSW, Debra L. Kaplan MA LPC, William Eddy Esq, Melody Beattie, Jane Middelton-Moz, Nicole Dubowitz, Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, and Randi Kreger.

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

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Message-board Guidelines
BPDFamily.com hosts a message-board which provides support, education, and a calm perspective to participating family members. Given the emotional distress that many family members find themselves in, we ask everyone to do their part in providing a safe, centered, and supportive environment for others by complying with the "Guidelines" and any additional terms set forth in a "Who Should Post on this Board" summaries located at the top of each message-board (see example).
1.0 Content guidelines
2.0 Discussion style
3.0 Member to member ethics
4.0 Account management
5.0 Suicide, domestic violence, or potential for bodily harm
6.0 Respecting staff oversight and moderation
Note: On-board arguments with members or public challenges of moderation are to be avoided. Please use the "report to moderator" button for any concerns regarding another member (located at the bottom right corner of all posts) and use this link for any questions about moderation: Clarification | Appeal | Reinstatement | Technical Problem (click here)
Members who struggle to comply with the guidelines or who are use the message-board in ways that are not constructive may be coached by the moderators.

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

This site is intended to support, not replace or interfere with professional healthcare. Unless otherwise noted, opinions shared on the site are peer opinions and unless otherwise noted, all members are posting as non-healthcare and non-legal professionals. Members are explicitly advised that it is not appropriate to use this resource as a sole source of guidance or information - members should read reliable print material and also consult with family and their clergy and if needed, clinical or legal professionals. One benefit of a resource like this is that it pools people and resources together to provide a support level that is not possible in our own communities. The potential downside of a resource like this is that it could amalgamate like-minded people with similar, but unhealthy beliefs. For this reason it is important to diligently incorporate the site's educational material in messageboard discussions and for every member to be a watchdog by notifying the moderation staff when discussions wander into nonconstructive or unconventional directions. The use of this resource or advice given is the choice and sole responsibility of the member.

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

PRIVACY POLICY: It is necessary to the functioning and facilitation of the messageboard to collect and use email addresses and other personally identifiable data. All such information is collected and secured in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data. We do not sell or otherwise disclose this information outside of the organization. Personal information is not used for marketing products or services. We take your privacy seriously.

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

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Editing: Posts may be self-edited within 30 minutes of posting. The edit function is primarily for correcting spelling and grammar. Edits should not materially change the original content -- changing or removing content can confuse or annoy participants and make the archived threads confusing to future readers. Threads posted in duplicate will be removed without notice.

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

R. Skip Johnson

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

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Members are asked to use only reputable sources technical information reposted on the site and to post reference information about the author and the source.

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

Last modified:
August 06, 2016

(13 Aug 2016) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

Collaborative platforms:

Members are asked to disseminate only information that is true and correct in light of their knowledge.

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

Contact Us

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

SOURCE OF FUNDING: This site is operated and funded solely by member donations. The financial needs of the site are communicated to the membership and the members are asked to contribute responsibly and what they can afford. The staffing is also donated (e.g. administrators, moderators, advisors, distinguished members, ambassadors). The volunteers are not financially compensated for the time they spend running the site.

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

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The staffing is also donated (e.g. administrators, moderators, advisors, distinguished members, ambassadors). The volunteers are not financially compensated for the time they spend running the site.

(18 Jul 2016) - Link

ADVERTISING POLICY: This site does not accept advertising, display or recommend content for compensation, or sell content to members. The carefully vetted listings of clinics, rehabilitation centers, books (and points of purchase), articles, links, and other resources are provided to the members for the sole purpose of advancing their healing and growth.

Collaborative platforms:

Members may not advertise, recruit, solicit, sell or provide links for online therapists / life coaches who are providing online fee-for-service. Members may not advertise or link to websites selling products and services online.

(13 Aug 2016) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

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