The primary purpose of Forest Heights Lodge continues to be the restoration of children to maximally adaptive social and emotional functioning. Undergirding this purpose is a commitment to the maintenance and strengthening of families whenever possible.
To work toward these goals, Forest Heights Lodge must maintain an openness toward the new and unique whenever it leads toward more effective treatment of children. A secondary purpose then is to maintain an ongoing program of exploration and growth in developing an effective treatment model. It is also assumed that we carry the heavy responsibility of sharing what we learn with others to the end of better care for all children. Finally, knowledge acquired should be considered valuable as a means of understanding the prevention of the emotional disturbance of children and their families.
Life should be gratifying.
Treatment should be a re-education in living. Psychological and physical strengths and potential should be emphasized.
The child must develop trust in order to grow emotionally, physically and cognitively. Close, personal and intense relationships are what pull children back to healthy relationships.