Our Mission & Values
 
Our Mission
Stepping Stones helps kids realize their potential.

Our Values
 
We believe in the resiliency of kids.
We want our kids to develop an "I can" attitude. Building on their strength; we challenge each child to reach for their potential physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our message is Simple...Kids Can
We go the extra step
Our kids come first...no exceptions. We do not give up on kids. We stick. At Stepping Stones we fight for our kids, no matter what.
We believe in family and community
We believe that the family role is an integral part of the child's treatment. It is simply not good enough that a child does well while he is with us; the true measure of success is gleaned when he returns to his home and community successfully.
Kids need a safe, stable and structured environment
A safe home and nurturing adults are critical to a child's well-being. Regular meals, a time to play, a time to study, knowing that there is someone who cares enough to say "no" and mean it... rituals are both comforting and necessary in a child's development.
We appreciate the joy in every day
A sunset, a joke, a shared meal. We believe it is healthy to identify the positives in every day; to laugh at ourselves and to have fun together. We believe that every good day is a stepping stone to the morrow.
Education is a must
We support the child and his opportunity to be successful in the public school setting both academically and socially. Education is the first step; everything else will then fall into place.
Education is a must
We support the child and his opportunity to be successful in the public school setting both academically and socially. Education is the first step; everything else will then fall into place.
WV kids and families deserves our best
We believe that challenge can be motivating for our kids, staff and Program. We look at challenge as an opportunity for growth. We are responsible for adhering to the highest standards in child care; everyday, in every policy; during your every phone call.


FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE BELIEFS

We are most effective when...

Preservation services are used to directly alleviate the risk of family separation
A strengths-based approach is used.
The family’s culture, values and beliefs are respected
Parents/Caregivers are the primary resource for their family members.
Parents/Caregivers have the primary responsibility for the well-being and safety of their family members
Parents/Caregivers are able to effectively advocate and negotiate systems (i.e. Court, educational, medical) on behalf of their family members
Family participation in the program is genuine and grounded in strong relationships with staff.
The focus of family intervention is responsive (changes as the needs of the family change).
Interventions reduce stress and strengthen adaptive coping behavior
Families are provided safe opportunities to problem solve
Mutual and reciprocal informal support systems are utilized
Parents/Caregivers can articulate the strengths, needs, developmental level and goals of their family members.
Coaching and consultation is used to support the parents/caregivers in their role

©Stepping. Stones, Inc. 2013

 
Helping Kids Realize Their Potential

We're proud to provide qualified counseling and mentoring services, as well as family centered, child focused, therapeutic programming for all our kids.

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Treatment Programs We Offer
  • Residential Services
  • Transitioning Youth to Independence
  • Socially Necessary Services
  • The Community Based Team

 
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