○ Children’s needs are the top priority and the central focus of decision making.
○ All children deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, and their opinions should be validated.
○ Our priority is to ensure foster children and youth return to a safe, permanent, and loving home.
○ We have a responsibility to educate the community on issues of child maltreatment.
○ As a society, we must not expect only the ‘system’ to care for these children, but we must all take responsibility for them.