Thrive's Guiding Principles

Thrive's Guiding Principles is the compass that guides how we treat our clients and each other.

Thrive's Guiding Principles are internalized and promoted at every level of our organization. Our CEO and Board of Directors review and revise each principle on an annual basis to ensure they remain timely and accurate.

• Dignity & Respect
We believe growth and change occur best in an environment of dignity and respect. In respecting ourselves and others we understand that personal responsibility is an essential ingredient in having the freedom to change and grow.

• Recovery
We are committed to enlivening the process by which individuals, families and communities develop the skills and attitudes necessary to turn life experiences into opportunities for emotional and spiritual growth. We recognize that respectful supportive relationships are at the root of recovery. We believe clients are the architects of their own recovery.

• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We recognize the uniqueness of every individual and will strive to interact with everyone in a culturally sensitive manner that is respectful of a person’s beliefs, attitudes and behaviors.

• Strength Focus
We believe each and every person can find and mobilize the strengths within themselves to further personal recovery and lend these strengths to their community in order to promote positive well-being.

 Change and Growth
We recognize that a constant in life is change itself. We accept the responsibility to encourage change and growth in others and to foster our own personal growth and development. We recognize that growth often involves taking two steps forward and one step back. Often in conflict, there is opportunity for personal growth.

• Trauma Informed
We recognize that psychological trauma plays a significant role in the lives of the people we serve. We appreciate that recovery from interpersonal trauma needs to take place in an environment which offers respect, information, connection and hope. Thrive Behavioral Health offers safe relationships that are consistent, predictable, nonviolent, non-shaming and non-blaming.

• Courage
We accept the challenge to resolve difficult situations and try new ideas. We support each other in creative risk taking and in maintaining hope in the face of adversity. We recognize it takes courage to overcome barriers in realizing one’s potential.

• Nonviolence
We realize that the spirit, mind and body can only thrive in nonviolent environments. We foster the peaceful resolution of conflict through social and emotional skill development. We believe life is a gift that should be enjoyed.

• Community Connections
Thrive Behavioral Health provides client services while networking with other community organizations. We believe positive working relationships among agencies create empowered communities that are better prepared to provide quality services for all who utilize them. We also believe that Staff, Board Members, and the clients we serve are all part of a community that provides mutual support for one another and an environment built upon teamwork, empowerment, and the hope for a better future.

• Systems of Support
We encourage and assist individuals to establish positive relationships and to create their own natural support networks. In developing systems of service for people throughout their life cycle, we seek to collaborate with state and local systems to create services more responsive to our clients. We employ education, prevention and early intervention strategies to foster the development of empowered consumers and communities.

• Teamwork
As team members, we foster creative synergy to meet the changing needs of our communities and the clients we serve. We appreciate diversity and recognize that each individual contributes his/her knowledge and experience towards accomplishing common goals. We believe effective teams produce better outcomes.

• Professional Support and Development
We recognize that our staff is one of our greatest resources and commit to a comprehensive staff development program to advance a person’s level of knowledge and expertise. We also view staff as being qualified, competent professionals in their respective fields and will promote staff retention by being sensitive to staff needs while striving to attain the highest levels of salaries and benefit compensation. Further, we will empower staff with the authority, tools and freedom to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.

• Continuous Improvement
We are committed to excellence as a standard of performance and seek to create broad participation in the development, maintenance, evaluation, and refinement of what we do. We believe consumers should participate in program planning, development and evaluation.