Charles Hall Youth and Family Services believes...
- All children have worth and that trauma can heal given time and connection.
- Children and families come to us with innate and unique strengths and gifts that can be identified, nurtured, and built upon.
- The self-worth of an individual is one of the most critical psychological human needs.
- Mistakes create some of the best opportunities for all of us to learn and grow.
- Adolescents and teenagers have the capacity and the responsibility to take an active role in their own social, emotional, moral, physical, and spiritual growth.
- Youth have individual personalities, needs, and learning styles that should be considered when issues are addressed.
- Children with complex trauma, as well as their families, need to experience healthy love, acceptance, validation, and presence (supportive and responsive relationships).
Charles Hall philosophy and programming...
- Develops resilience and coping skills in children to help them navigate the challenges in their everyday lives;
- Supports adolescents and teenagers in working to manage the stresses in their lives that have been unmanageable in the past;
- Teaches the attitudes and skills that foster a fundamental sense of self-respect and self-valuing in each child served; and,
- Supports children and youth as they learn to make positive choices for their futures.
Charles Hall achieves its goals by...
- Developing the capacity of its staff to create positive and meaningful relationships with youth;
- Developing the capacity of children and youth to legitimately earn a sense of self-worth; and,
- Developing the capacity of children and youth to manage feelings and emotions.