– Us and all caregivers: mothers, fathers, direct care supporters, clinicians, physicians, and all who advocate for and about those who are forsaken.
– All cultures and our desire and creativity to integrate the centrality of feeling safe and loved into all cultures and faith systems
-A sharp and transcending focus on caregivers and administrators with the assumption that we are the ones who need transformation from within so that we might more lovingly serve others.
– Our day to day life experiences, always linking what is taught with what is done
– A calling to keep our hearts open to building on unconditional love and its meaning in every encounter.
– Human interdependence as the center of the human condition.
– A commitment from agencies to a culture of gentleness that gradually changes policies and procedures so that feeling safe and loved is the central cultural aspect of all forms of care giving.
– Experiencing hands-on interactions with the most forsaken individuals and sharing ideas with caregivers around the kitchen table in a spirit of gentle dialog.
– Developing and carrying out community-centered celebrations that lead to companionship and community.