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Our work is guided by the principles that adolescent services should:

  • Treat all youth with respect,
  • Empower youth to engage in planning regarding their own lives, as well as service planning within their communities to the extent that it is developmentally appropriate,
  • Use a strengths-based and culturally competent approach,
  • Assist youth in developing protective/positive attributes and reducing risk behavior,
  • Be flexibly structured to meet the individual needs of youth,
  • Promote healthy connections to family and other caring adults,
  • Affirm the ability of all youth to succeed, but at their own pace and with support,
  • Be coordinated, accessible, and endeavor to meet established and emerging best practice standards, and
  • Use a data driven, outcomes focus.

 

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