Connectedness, Continuity, Dignity & Opportunity: Principle-Based Action for Kids (1998)
By: Martin L. Mitchell, EdD
Christi Tobin Barrett, MS
John R. Seita, EdD
This training manual is to suggest a national standard in the form of a set of guiding principles that should undergird all action and practice on behalf of our children, adolescents and youth. This manual is not based upon deficits, weaknesses, labels, categories or pathologies but seeks to meet the developmental needs of young people by offering an approach seeks meaningful relationships, stability and a sense of permanence, respect and purpose for our lives. Connectedness, Continuity, Dignity, and Opportunity (CCDO) are transcendent principles that will provide for our children positive relationships with adults, permanence, predictability and the chance to leave a legacy, a safe and pleasing environment where respect is exhibited and the opportunity to develop personal competencies.