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Alleghany Highlands Young Men's Christian Association - West
515 E. Pine Street
Covington, VA 24426
(540) 965-9622

Current Inspector: Monique Anderson (540) 309-2397

Inspection Date: Nov. 7, 2019 and Nov. 14, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced monitoring inspection was made on 11/7/19 related to a self-reported incident of forbidden actions that occurred on 10/9/19 and was reported to the inspector on 10/14/19. Video of the incident was reviewed and staff were interviewed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on review of video recordings and interview with staff, the center failed to ensure that physical punishment, striking a child, roughly handling or shaking a child was not used as a form of punishment.

1. A video was reviewed of a 21 month old child being roughly handled by staff #1 on 10/9/19. On this date, staff #1 roughly placed the child to the floor on the child's back from an upright/standing position. The child was observed in the video, twice, to be dragged on the floor by one arm a short distance (approximately one to two feet) each of these times. According to staff #1 and staff #2 this rough handling of the child was done as a part of disciplinary action in response to the child biting another child in the classroom.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 was terminated when the administration was made aware of the incident.


A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.

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