• The Counselor Believes:
    • all children have worth and dignity
    • all children's opinion have value
    • children have the right to struggle with making their own decisions
    • even the youngest child feels deeply and is sensitive to hurt, happiness, anger and all the emotions felt by adults
    • children have the ability to face disappointment and tragedy and still bounce back with newness of life
    • the child will speak truth
    • all children have the right by law to be protected from harm
    • the child is determined to love in spite of rejection
    • in the child's compassion to forgive
    • the small child has things to say worth hearing and dreams that need to be fulfilled