At New Path this means families and staff work together as active partners.
We believe in empowering families to recognize their own own needs, strengths, resources, and to take an active role in creating positive change.
New Path believes families are the experts in the needs of their loved ones; engagement means listening to families, two way communication and including and supporting the family’s role in decision making.
When families are engaged, it helps motivate them to continue on the path to positive change; which is sometimes a slow and difficult process.
Through engagement and creating opportunities for youth and family voices to be heard, New Path learns about the needs and concerns of youth and families directly; ensuring accountability and services that reflect their needs and concerns.