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Program Philosophy

Program Philosophy

Creative Alternatives Believes:

  • Each child is totally unique.
  • We should accept the children as they are. We are motivated by visualizing what they can become.
  • Each child has potential.
  • For positive change to occur, negative behavior must be replaced with positive behavior.
  • Good behavior leads to good internal feelings.
  • A trusting relationship between client and staff is often the catalyst for positive change.
  • Hope is motivational.
  • Children are responsible for their actions.
  • We cannot change the past, but we can help to reformat the past negative experiences and improve our present situation.
  • Children desire structure and direction.
  • Goals are important.
  • The change process takes time. As an organization we go the extra mile.
  • The desired process is to help the client build relationships with staff and then help the client establish relationships outside the program.

If appropriate, an attempt is made to reconstruct natural family relationships. If that is not possible, we attempt to develop another support system for the client. If we are able to equip the child with family living skills, it may enable them to successfully parent a new generation. Hopefully, the dysfunctional family cycle will be broken. This is a most difficult task, but not impossible.

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