Activity: Core Values
It is important to challenge persistent beliefs and assumptions about substance use. To be successful, it may be necessary to shift your perspective. In this activity, you will have the opportunity to consider your core beliefs
Core values are foundational beliefs that are held by a person or an organization. They are sometimes called personal values. Organizations include core values in their vision and mission statements.
See more core values here.
- What core values are most important to you? Which core values are important in your organization or community? Choose your top 5 and compare your choices with a coworker or peer.
- In your opinion, which values are most important when working with people experiencing substance use and homelessness?
Core values such as compassion, kindness and fairness may be what draws people to social service work and helping professions in the first place. Sometimes values may conflict with strong beliefs about substances or people who use them.