Mission and Values


MISSION STATEMENT: Florida Children’s Institute’s Mission is to improve behavioral wellness in our community by providing compassionate and effective care for clients, partnering with other community agencies, and developing research to advance Behavioral Science.

FOLLOWING OUR MISSION: In keeping with our Mission, we are confident that clients, both direct consumers and their families, will feel empowered, educated, and supported through the process of assessment and treatment of an array of behavioral and learning challenges. At the same time, we commit to creating a collaborative environment where expertise is shared and knowledge is constantly sought. Recruiting leaders of the field and partnering with other service providers will help facilitate this process. The cooperative environment is paramount to our shared success.

MISSION OUTCOME: Florida Children’s Institute strives to provide our clients progress, our employees achievement, and our stakeholders success. Adherence to this Mission promotes a culture of support, scholarship, development, and growth both for our individual clients and employees and for the company as a whole.


VALUE ONE: Fidelity

At Florida Children’s Institute, FIDELITY is an important value at the center of our relationships with clients, employees, and professionals, as well as in our research. To benefit clients and stake holders, we faithfully commit to work as a team because collaboration is often the key to the ensuring continuity of care and providing high-quality services. To benefit employees, we promise to invest in their education and professional development. In the area of research, we adhere strictly to rules regarding the protection of human subjects, privacy, and best practices. In sum, Florida Children’s Institute values fidelity and considers this a central trait to all of our work.

VALUE TWO: Community

Florida Children’s Institute, as an entity, is committed to being an active member of the COMMUNITY. We intend to fill a gap in serving individuals in need of early intensive behavior intervention as well as severe problem behavior. Florida Children’s Institute would like to reach beyond the intellectually and developmentally disabled populations in order to assist individuals in foster care, hospitals, or who might be still undiagnosed or diagnosed with other behavior disorders. In addition to these populations and locations, we have been retained by group home managers, school districts, and other behavioral clinics to implement or oversee system-wide programming. At Florida Children’s Institute, we are committed to service delivery for all those in need across all areas of our community.

VALUE THREE: Integrity

At Florida Children’s Institute, INTEGRITY is at the core of our work. We value faithfulness and demand strict adherence to high ethical standards. As practicing Behavior Analysts, we are bound to the ethical standards outlined by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Additionally, as a term of employment, we require continuing education credits in this area and foster discussion regarding unique situations. At Florida Children’s Institute, we recognize that consultation with other professionals is often required in order to maintain high ethical standards. Therefore, David Cox, who is a trained bioethicist, is a standing member on our research board. Mr. Cox is a PhD candidate in applied behavior analysis at the University of Florida and a regular participant in ethical discussions online.