It is the goal of Twin Pines to attempt to actively, creatively, and aggressively assist individuals in achieving the highest possible quality of life by exploring all available internal and external resources.
Through collaboration with several county-level children and youth, juvenile probation, and mental health providers and administrators, Twin Pines has developed a continuously evolving program to address both basic and unique needs of children who require out-of-home placement.
All persons involved with Twin Pines, from staff to foster families to children entrusted in our care are expected to embrace a philosophy that each individual will achieve his or her maximum potential to become a productive member of their community.
All services shall be individualized to the specific needs of each child and their family. This is accomplished by assessing individual strengths, limitations, and resources and planning services around these considerations. Each child and family system is viewed as unique, and service planning and interventions will emphasize the child’s strengths, uniqueness, and dignity.
Culture determines a worldview that provides a general design for living and patterns for interpreting events that are reflected in behavior. Services that are culturally competent care provided by individuals who have the skills to recognize and respect the behavior, ideas, attitudes, values, beliefs, customs, language, and practices characteristic of a particular group of people.
Staff will promote cultural knowledge and understanding in daily practice and agency policy implementation. To ensure the cultural sensitivity of staff, staff training will promote the development of a culturally sensitive system. All actions and agency policy will incorporate nondiscriminatory practices.
The cultural and ethical concerns of the child and family will be met by service planning that reflects the family's cultural perspective and recognizing the importance of freedom of religious and spiritual expression.
Community and School Integration
Service coordinators establish and maintain contact with each child, their foster family, their respite family, the family of origin, the referral source and service providers involved with the child to ensure that all needs are met for a successful placement.