ARC Programs mission is to provide excellent support, prevention, intervention, treatment, and rehabilitative services, for children, youth, individuals and families in the communities of the Interior Region of BC.
ARC Programs Principles and Philosophy of Service Delivery
ARC Programs has committed to the underlying principle of working to support the Best Interest of the child or youth, within the context of family and community. It is in the Best Interest of the child/youth to form and maintain lasting and supportive family relationships, and the ongoing connections and support of their communities of interest, be that cultural, social, religious or geographical.
ARC Programs recognizes that working with children, youth, vulnerable individuals and families with special needs and risk factors can be a complex process, requiring a principled approach to service delivery. ARC Programs utilizes the following Principles in the development and delivery of its Program's services:
Provide the least intrusive intervention necessary to facilitate growth and change.
The delivery of services must respect client rights and demonstrate professional ethics.
Children, youth, individuals and families may engage in the change process, through the development of a therapeutic 'helping' relationship with appropriate boundaries.
Socially inappropriate behaviour represents a dysfunctional but positive 'intent' to meet understandable needs in the context of their personal development and history.
Services must be accessible to those in need, and Programs must be flexible in service delivery to minimize any barriers to participation and success for those in need.
Services must represent accepted Best Practices of intervention, while striving for innovation and creativity in their implementation.
Facilitating a change in the individual's environment to address special needs and risk factors will promote motivation in the child/youth/individual/family and facilitate change.
Change may occur when new skills and strategies are developed and employed to satisfy the 'intent' of dysfunctional behaviour and meet personal/developmental needs.