A strength-based service delivery approach that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
—Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Social Emotional Development
Social Emotional Development begins in utero and at various milestones throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Healthy development is achieved through attunement, positive attachments and relationships. This is essential for integrative emotional and cognitive growth as each individual gradually learns a broad range of skills to regulate their emotions, develop a sense of safety, make responsible and caring decisions and develop meaningful relationships with others.
—concepts from Erik Erikson and Social-Emotional Development Domain, California Department of Education
Equity and Inclusion
Equity seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all. Inclusion builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people.
—concept from Ford Foundation