Inspire. Encourage. Nurture.
‘Inspire’ means to motivate someone to want to do something; to give someone an idea about what to do or what can be created.
It means to share a vision, a presence, high hopes, great love, and the true you! At CLA we believe we inspire by showing people we care through our words and actions, by reflecting enthusiasm every day to the people we are in contact with, and earning trust by being a positive influence in the lives of people around us.
We believe in positivity, avoiding criticism, and building people up with compliments.
We stand firm together and overcome challenges in even the worst of circumstances with positive thinking, continuous improvement, and a never-say-die attitude.
We believe in admitting our flaws and in acknowledging the fact that we are all human beings with value.
We accept our short-comings to humanize ourselves so we can relate to one another on a deeper level, and we consistently promote active listening amongst our teams.
These are just some of the ways OUR team inspires!
Encouragement means to give support, advice, confidence, or hope to someone so that they will try something new, or continue something they’ve begun.
At CLA we recognize that encouragement goes straight to the heart of a person.
In fact, the word itself comes from a combination of the prefix en which means “to put into” and the Latin root cor which means “heart”. Knowing what a big difference encouragement makes in our own lives, the team at CLA believes in learning the unique ways others communicate and understand in order to identify what encourages people as individuals.
We believe in sharing encouraging thoughts when they come to mind and not waiting for the moment to pass. We believe in celebrating abilities and accomplishments with others, as we recognize that people feel much more encouraged when a kind word of accomplishment is shared.
We encourage by surprising others with gifts or flowers, particularly when others are down or hurting, and by offering assistance or sending notes of appreciation or care.
We believe in celebrating victories whether they are large or small, and recognizing the power of presence and how just being there can be encouraging.
Above all we believe in telling people how they’ve encouraged us and being thankful for it.
Those are just some of the ways OUR team shows encouragement!
To nurture someone means to provide all the necessary requirements to help a person become a valued and meaningful part of their communities. At CLA we understand the importance of not underestimating people and how important relationship and belonging is to the human experience.
We advocate for self-expression, self-determination, autonomy, mutual respect, trust, and for keeping communication channels open at all times.
We provide comfort and reassurance, as well as supports unique to each individual.
We help build coping and problem-solving skills and recognize that none of these would be successful without a sense of personal safety for all individuals.
We encourage talents, interests, setting goals, celebrating accomplishments, fostering independence, and we accept limitations.
These are just some of the ways that OUR team helps to nurture!