To bring the highest quality of comprehensive, evidence-based professional development services within reach of every human care regulatory agency and every individual who is, or who aspires to become, a professional human care regulator.
Our mission is consumer protection through prevention. The number of children and vulnerable adults in out-of-home care is at an all time high, and still growing. NARA provides leadership and forums for broad public consideration of their protection in an era of downsizing, regulatory reform, privatization and other challenges to find effective and affordable means of consumer protection and support for an expanding human care and service industry.
Among our partners are providers, consumers and their families, regulators, advocates, concerned citizens, business and religious communities, policy-makers, universities, researchers, and allied professionals from the academic, technical and treatment disciplines.
Good human care is essential for the nation's economic and social well-being. Today's working families need child care and adult care for older dependent family members who cannot stay at home alone. Tomorrow's work-force needs the learning foundations laid in effective early care and education. Children in need of homes and their prospective foster and adoptive parents need sensitive and supportive professional services to find one another and to build new lives together. Troubled children and teens, and their families, need safe, effective services to help them find their way to responsible futures. Our elders, who are our emotional roots and the repository of experience and tradition by which we steer toward our future, need safe care and services geared to their special needs. As adults we are all only an accident, an illness or a few years away from needing adult care, either for ourselves or for a loved one. We need to know those services will stand ready when we must depend on them.
Truly, we all have a heavy stake in finding better solutions for human care and services, including their responsible regulation. Please see the NARA Code of Ethics.
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