Recognition that a youth in distress is a “whole person,” not just their “disorder” or “symptoms”. Care focuses on all aspects of a young person's well-being: psychological, physical, social, functional, spiritual/existential, etc.
There is easy and timely access to assessment and appropriate care, in a safe youth-friendly community setting.
SHARED DECISION MAKING
The young person is informed and shares decision making about their care. Service is in the language in which the young person can express themselves.
Care is recovery-oriented and evidence-informed, with the aim of working towards personally meaningful goals for the youth.
Care values all expressions of diversity including gender, ethnicity, cultural and historical background, and personal preferences.
STRENGTHS AND RESILIENCE
Services are delivered from a philosophy of hope, resilience, empowerment and respect for personal agency. The approach draws from the young person’s own strengths, their network and community.
FAMILIES AND CARERS
are included as valued partners who can assist in the care of youth