"There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children."
Nelson Mandela

Program Philosophy

In all of our programs, our approach is child-centered and family-focused. We are committed to ensuring that all children will have the capacity to shape their own lives on their own terms by developing their resilience, adaptability, curiosity, persistence, social fluidity, self-confidence and creativity.

We support children’s self identity and social competence by modeling respect, using techniques that support the development of interpersonal problem solving skills and self regulation. We encourage positive approaches to both learning and to interacting with others.

We work toward every child having secure attachment– confidence in the reliability, availability and responsiveness of his/her caregivers, which creates a “secure base” from which he/she can explore the world. We believe that secure attachment is crucial to helping children grow into adults who have self-reliance, resilience, and autonomy. WCC can help families who have experienced crisis or trauma to build a secure attachment with their children and support their children’s lifelong success.

Our programs are designed to meet the specific and varying needs of the communities we serve. Our diverse staff is committed to delivering service with respect and cultural awareness.

All of our programs are evaluated on our ability to show gains in the presence of the five protective factors: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children.

Download: http://www.cssp.org/reform/strengthening-families/basic-one-pagers/Strengthening-Families-Protective-Factors.pdf