Service principles will be used to develop and evaluate services to children and families.
Children will have an individual service plan specifying needed services. The plan will be developed, approved and reviewed by all agencies involved, the family and when appropriate, the individual affected.
Services will strengthen the ability of the family to become as independent as possible.
The first priority will be to provide services in the home, school and community.
Services will promote and support prevention as the most efficient and effective use of resources.
Services will be coordinated in a timely manner, will maximize continuity and will minimize barriers among providers.
Services will provide an array of coordinated interventions varying in intensity.
The child and family's individuality, right to confidentiality and self respect will be protected.
Agencies and providers will be responsive to the cultural and linguistic diversity of children and families.