“To serve as a voice for our members in enhancing the well-being of children, families and communities in Tennessee.”
Guiding Principles-To fulfill our mission, we believe:
- The family, community and government share responsibility for the safety and well-being of children;
- Service providers, families, foster and adoptive parents are partners in the provision of timely and appropriate high-quality care;
- An integrated system of care should emphasize prevention over intervention, reflect a partnership between family, community and government and be culturally relevant;
- Partnership requires open, honest and respectful communication fostering an awareness of services and agreed upon authorities and responsibilities;
- Staff at all levels should be held accountable to a professional code of conduct; and
- Quality improvement is an on-going process, utilizing external and internal performance standards, as well as fostering professional development.