The KITH Approach
The Knowing It Takes Healing Approach informs all engagement with children and youth. Our curriculum and play plans are centered around the below principles.
Facilitate Expression and Voice
We connect with children through multiple forms of art, theatre, dance, music, active and outdoor play, tradition, ceremony, literature, relationship to the non-human, and spirit.
Every young person has the right to learn with their head, heart, hands and in non traditional ways.
Challenging Conditions Sustaining and Reproducing Violence
Young people are encouraged to develop a spirit of activism and advocacy interpersonally, locally, nationally and globally - speaking out against the conditions that sustain violence and their resulting experiences.
Deepening Relationship with Self, Family and Community
Building positive relationships with self, peers, the family unit, elders, educators and other caregivers is essential to creating the circle of care necessary for transcending violence.