When you enter into this space, whether it is for an individual session, a Little Bear interview, a group meeting, or a learning opportunity, you will be seen and you will be heard.
A client-centered organization is indicative of having choice, self-determination, and empowerment which translates to clients making decisions about the pace and tone of their time at LSAS. Placing the power and control back into the hands of those who have experienced disempowerment, trauma, or marginalization ensures clients feel safe and supported as they navigate their healing journey.
Questions to explore where the client is at, where they would like to go, and what they want to focus on starts the collaboration between client and worker in an empathic, genuine, and respectful way. LSAS believes the client is the best authority of their own experience, that each client is fully capable of growth and healing. Staff share information and opportunities with the intention of educating, building awareness, and providing space for clients to take what they need and leave what does not resonate.
LSAS embraces and understands that each client and family are unique and will require personalized case planning in a helpful and caring manner. We promote an environment that is welcoming, comfortable, warm, accessible, and inclusive. With this comes the knowledge of our scope of services and the valuable community relationships to connect clients to. Informed consent, confidentiality, and truly holding space for clients, families, and the community are essential.