At Latham Centers, four service delivery values help guide us in our interactions and communication among staff, residents, and Latham families. Those values are belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
We focus on these values because we believe in the notion that all people share these universal needs to be happy, successful, and fulfilled. At Latham, we strive for:
- BELONGING - Everyone needs to feel part of a group or community.
- MASTERY - Everyone should feel that they are capable and skilled in at least one area.
- INDEPENDENCE - Everyone needs to have a voice and a sense of control over themselves.
- GENEROSITY - The most powerful thing a person can do is to provide service to someone else.
Each month, the staff, students, and adult residents focus on one of the four pillars of our Value Circle. Students and residents may celebrate belonging by collaborating on a group project. Mastery may be celebrated when individuals reach out to others on that same project, and help them in an area that needs improvement. Independence is celebrated as residents learn to voice concerns and learn from mistakes. And generosity is experienced every day at Latham Centers, as the staff and residents’ approach to teaching and learning results in a one-of-a-kind harmony.
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