Center Values

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The Values of the CCS promote:

The importance of each and every child to shape the world of today and tomorrow

The integrity of all children and youth, irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, or social position

The scholarly abilities of the faculty at Salem State to promote child wellbeing

The importance of civic engagement to make the world a better place, so that all children can have greater possibilities for contributing to its wellbeing, peace, and justice

The social obligation of communities to provide educational, health, economic, housing, social service, recreational services that children need in order to grow into strong and contributing members of society

The importance of the family as the child’s main support system

The role of major social institutions at the political, economic, governmental, legislative, and policy levels and their responsibility to support the wellbeing of all children

To encourage tolerance and the appreciation of diversity among children

To facilitate healthful behaviors in the behaviors of children and creativity and joy in the minds of children so they can make positive contributions to the world

To protect children from violence, abuse and maltreatment of children at every level of society

To promote the goals of citizenship and social responsibility in children.

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Center for Childhood and Youth Studies

The CCS seeks to develop partners at the university, community, state, national, and international levels. Let us know your ideas about how we can work together!