Values and Attitudes Competencies

These Core Competencies describe the values and attitudes needed to provide trauma informed, developmentally sensitive services to young children and their families

Professionals working with young children and their families will 

V1. Believe that providing trauma-informed/developmentally sensitive care is an appropriate and important role for anyone involved in providing services to children and their families

V2. Recognize that involving clients/parents/caregivers as partners in the process of recovery from trauma and childhood adversity maximizes the potential for healing

V3. Examine personal beliefs about and experiences of trauma and childhood adversity and the impact these have on interactions with clients, colleagues, organizations, and systems.

V4. View childhood trauma and adversity as a significant, complex, and often preventable public health problem with broad ranging effects on children and adults but from which, with proper resources and support, people can recover and heal