Statement of Values

Children and Youth Statement of Values
In providing services to our clients and working together as a professional team, we strive to live by the following values:

Respect for Others
We appreciate our diversity. Our differences bring additional perspectives. We believe that people are capable of change. We value each person's viewpoint and opinion. We believe that each individual has a right to privacy and confidentiality. We respect each other's time and property.

A Safe Work Environment
We believe that our staff and clients have a right to a physically and emotionally safe environment.

We believe that each individual has both the responsibility to be honest in their interactions with others, and the right to such honesty from others. We expect that each individual will be willing to accept responsibility for their actions. We believe in addressing issues directly.

We believe that Children & Youth Services is one agency united in our common mission. We believe that each individual has a right to input in the decision-making process. Once input has been given and a decision is reached, we value a team effort to implement the decision.

Empowerment of the Individual
We support the individual growth of each person. We believe that it is the responsibility of each individual to make their own fully informed decisions and choices.