The key components include:
- Inclusiveness – that children and youth with disabilities belong in the community, they have the right to feel safe, and their contributions are valued.
- Family centred practice – that the family is the constant in the child's life; acknowledging and respecting the uniqueness of the family and building collaborative partnerships that is responsive to the needs of the family and the child/youth guide all interventions
- Solution and strength focused – all children/youth with special needs will do well under nurturing and supportive environments. Children and youth develop social emotional competencies by having the opportunities to acquire skills to monitor and manage their emotions and behaviours and practice their acquired skills with support and encouragement at home, school and in the community.
- Community collaboration – we work together with caregivers, families, peers and community members to build on all our strength and pursue the best possible social emotional outcomes of children and youth with disabilities.