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.
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!