Our Core Beliefs

  • All adolescents deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, and kindness.
  • Effective treatment depends upon authentic empowerment of teens and their families.
  • It’s our responsibility to help young people to recognize value in treatment and motivate them to engage.
  • Family engagement is a cornerstone of successful adolescent treatment and must be incorporated as such.
  • Young people should be involved and engaged in the design and implementation of their treatment plans.
  • Treatment must go beyond focusing on behaviors and address the underlying causes for the behaviors as well.
  • Treatment should incorporate young people’s interests, strengths, and skills.
  • Providing free aftercare services is a natural extension of treatment and necessary to teens’ sustained well-being and success.
  • Treatment should be designed in such a way that teens can easily transfer and sustain treatment tools and experiences into their daily lives.