Partnering with Children, Youth, and Families
Collaborative partnerships between staff and consumers based on mutual respect and a common commitment to healing leads to increased engagement, retainment, and successful outcomes for children, youth, and families.
Advancing Partnerships with Children, Youth, and Families can include:
- Organizational policies and decisions that are conducted with transparency, with the goal of building and maintaining trust among children, youth, and families
- Understanding from the workforce that healing happens in the sharing of power and decision-making (e.g., assessment and treatment results are shared with the child and family and discussed as a team)
- Satisfaction surveys or measurement methods used to modify care when appropriate
- Children, youth, and family’s strengths are recognized, built on, and validated
- Strengthening the experience of choice for children, youth, and family members
- Ensuring children and families are actively involved in identifying service or treatment goals
- Regular check-ins to assure that there is agreement about where treatment or services are focused.