Operating Principles

  • Invest in each young person to identify, understand, and support his or her unique strengths and needs
  • Develop an individualized, trauma-informed treatment plan
  • Allow youth to guide their own treatment as appropriate
  • Engage families and other positive adults on a collaborative team to help move the youth toward a permanent family.
  • Support the development of essential skills
  • Connect youth with the community
  • Rely on evidence-based and best practices to deliver high quality care
  • Appreciate the value of diversity, encouraging learning throughout and between all levels of the organization
  • Foster the development and sharing of expertise of and among staff and programs
  • Strive to continually improve outcomes
  • Share knowledge as a practice leader and advocate for children