Mission

Through a continuum of family and strength-based services, Positive Alternatives strives to equip at-risk youth and young adults with the social, emotional and developmental skills needed to flourish.

Vision

Acknowledging that youth, families, and the community share the responsibility for preparing children for a successful adulthood, Positive Alternatives strives to equip at-risk youth and young adults with the social, emotional and developmental skills needed to flourish.
Positive Alternatives is an innovative resource in Wisconsin for at-risk youth, young adults and their families by providing creative and collaborative prevention, intervention and aftercare services. We are dedicated to empowering those we serve to reach their greatest potential, creating an environment that fosters unity, pride and resiliency, and inspires our community to embrace the strengths of youth.
Our goal is to provide services that involve the family, focus on the desired outcome and build on strengths for the purpose of allowing individuals the opportunity to enhance social, emotional and developmental skills.

Philosophy

Positive Alternatives, Inc. operates from the belief that individuals and families pass through developmental stages.  Each stage requires the individuals in a family to face new tasks and discover alternative adaptive techniques.  Successful adaptation at any one stage depends greatly on the individual or family’s ability to master the skills required in the previous stage. Behaviors that prove to be problematic are viewed as signals of difficulties mastering the skills associated with the developmental tasks for their particular stage of development. We recognize the unique task associated with the stages involving youth and young adults.

Goal

Our goal is to provide services that involve the family, focus on the desired outcome and build on strengths for the purpose of allowing youth and/or adults the opportunity to enhance social, emotional and developmental skills.
We acknowledge that youth, families, and the community share responsibilities for preparing adolescents for successful adulthood.

Values

Positive Alternatives is committed to promoting and providing positive outcomes in our communities through our mission and values.   The following values are representative of our agency.  These values are visible through our staff and evident within our programming.

Client Centered

Purposeful

Relationship Oriented

Empowering

Community Oriented

Meaningful Partners

Impactful

Involved

Collaborative

Transparent

Goal-driven

Team-focused

Compassionate

Empathetic

Family Oriented

Mindful

Conscientious

Ethical

Culturally Inclusive

Accountable

 

Performance & Quality Improvement (PQI)

Positive Alternatives is committed to continued efforts to improve performance and quality across the agency. The PQI Plan utilizes data to identify areas of improvement and develop clear action plans to address program and department goals, client satisfaction, and positive outcomes. The PQI plan is developed and updated by the PQI Committee that consists of staff members from each program and department. The PQI Plan is updated on a quarterly and annual basis and is available for staff and public view. Confidential information may be withheld when necessary.

PQI Quarterly Report – 1st Qtr 2020

 

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