Our Mission

A New Direction

When we began offering services to children and families in Nebraska, we knew we wanted to go in a new direction. We continue to move forward, focused on our mission, vision, goals and philosophy.

Our mission is to provide families and individuals with a stable, nurturing, and secure environment for the promotion of healthier family functioning. We encourage people to be self-sufficient, utilizing community resources when necessary. Every effort should be made to prevent an out-of-home placement and maintain the least restrictive environment possible.

Our vision is to provide assistance to public and private agencies in the human services, behavioral health, and educational fields. Paradigm brings an enormous amount of passion, commitment, experience, and a bit of “common sense” to the agencies with whom they are associated.

Our goal is to provide families and individuals the skills necessary to improve their overall quality of life.

Our philosophy begins with the belief that working with the entire family in their natural environment is essential. Service design must be individually tailored to suit each family in order to implement the most effective service methods, thereby reducing significant barriers. Paradigm stresses the need for culturally competent professionals that have the ability to assess families within their own cultural and social context. We believe that everyone receiving services will develop best within a framework of respect, accountability and open communication.

C.A.R.E.S. reflects our mission, vision, values, and philosophy

C.A.R.E.S. is an acronym that captures the Person and Family-Centered Practices we feel are important in our day-to-day interactions. Paradigm’s core tenants of C.A.R.E.S. ensure that we are focused on family engagement and family involvement; we are strength-based in our assessments, and we provide full disclosure to the families through our openness and respecting them as partners.

Collaboration – Working together and enlisting the help of others.

Affirmation – Building on individual strengths and recognizing abilities.

Respect – Acknowledging individual characteristics, values and perceptions.

Empathy – Demonstrating understanding and concern for others.

Support – Recognizing needs and providing resources.

What is the C.A.R.E.S. Model?

Our C.A.R.E.S. Model represents this framework for how Collaboration, Affirmation, Respect, Empathy and Support wrap around our work and interactions with others. Learn how the model ensures the safety, permanency, and well-being of the children and families we serve.