We strive to recognize and honor each person's humanity in all circumstances. A heart at peace is the foundation of our success.
We know how to give and receive love, allowing us to care deeply for all those connected to treatment. Inspiring interpersonal relationships are the spiritual oxygen of Telos.
We teach principles before rules, avoiding the quick and easy model of change promoted by behaviorists. We aren't afraid to bend, deconstruct, or rewrite various components of the program for the therapeutic good of a single student.
We understand desire for change may be high, but actual ability may lag. People must be personally taught what to do and how to do it; hence we must be master teachers.
We believe effective parenting can bring about powerful change. The principles of nurturance, kindness, boundaries, flexibility, and unity support effective parenting practices.
We understand and accommodate for the unique needs of students with information processing challenges. By using processing-friendly expectations and practices, these students and families can enjoy successful experiences.
In the absence of knowledge, all choices are hazardous. Acting as humble detectives, we gather information and measure progress as defined by observable outcomes.
We understand no one person has a "corner market on the truth." The best decisions are discussed and implemented as a team. A healthy team makes a healthy program.
We believe in treating customers (students, parents, referral sources, and each other) with respect and professionalism. We practice basic professional courtesies that assure our excellence in customer service.
We believe healthy principles, beliefs and activities build healthy people. At Telos we value and promote health in all its dimensions.
Telos U does not accept applicants who are violent or aggressive, suicidal or likely to become so when exposed to pressure,have a history of sexual perpetration, or are heavily involved in substance use and drug culture