About Us

We focus on that process in many different ways to increase self-esteem, problem solving ability, emotion regulation, self-awareness, relationship building ability, personal integrity, personal evaluation ability, positive outlook ability and much more. By influencing the process, behaviour automatically follows. This is the least intrusive, but most effective, behaviour management strategy.

Our approach is "Collaborative Problem Solving" Our program is "OUTCOME" oriented.

It is our belief that the majority of explosive behaviours are a result of lacking thinking skills that are contributing to the child's learning disability in the domains of FLEXIBILITY, FRUSTRATION TOLERANCE AND PROBLEM-SOLVING. In response we apply the Collaborative Problem Solving approach which is based on teaching "SKILLS".

One part of our program is to provide each child with a safe, accepting, caring, structured family environment and another part of our program is to help each child achieve certain OUTCOMES which in our program are called "OUTCOME STATEMENTS". In order to achieve certain long term outcomes the child is involved in developing smaller sets of goals. Each goal addresses a particular need the child has. On average each child works at a maximum of 3 goals at one time. Each goal is a small step towards achieving an individualized predetermined "long term outcome". Our program is designed to help the child achieve short term realistic goals and long term realistic outcomes. Each child and staff has certain responsibilities and roles to play in this process. A variety of resources are available to both in order for the child to achieve certain goals and reach individualized predetermined long term outcomes. This process is monitored by regular progress reviews.

Little House has a Christian component. As a family we attend church services on Sunday. Many of our children chose to participate in church activities such as a Christmas play, Sunday school, Boys and Girls Club etc. Although we share our spirituality with the children in a caring and sensitive manner, we do not demand their participation. The children’s rights to make individual choices and express their views are being respected.

We find great strength in our faith. When this faith is in motion it should be recognized by a silent attitude of compassion for other people, understanding, caring, acceptance, self-correction, manifestations of high integrity and a genuine commitment to self-improvement for personal and societal benefit.

We are committed to create an atmosphere in our homes and organization, for the children who live here, that cultivates feelings of acceptance, belonging, safety and being loved. We try to accomplish such in a family environment where structure is being applied with compassion to inspire, stimulate, encourage and guide each child to reach his/her highest potential of personal integrity, but also social and vocational happiness and accomplishments. We will encourage each child to reach a level of joy and wholeness through spiritual development.

When a child is being referred to us for placement we pay due respect to the dynamics in each of our homes and the background, culture, age and other important information of the referred child prior to his/her placement so that we can provide the best care, safety and well being for all children and staff and be able to meet each child's unique individual needs. This process is aimed at minimizing if not eliminating the risk that this placement breaks down.

Throughout the child's stay with us his/her biological family is being recognized as an important part of the child's life.