The child’s best interest is the primary consideration in decision making
Children are viewed in the context of their family, community, and culture
Connections to family are supported and maintained, except in rare circumstances where this would be detrimental to the child’s well being.
Children and families have a right to culturally responsive services.
Assessment and interventions are designed to build on the strengths of the child, family, and community.
Service delivery is client oriented, respectful, and flexible.
A collaborative approach, including the child, family, and referring agency, is taken to the development and delivery of service plans.
Diversity and inclusiveness are valued and supported
Children’s rights are respected and valued