At the heart of the START model is the philosophy or ‘spirit’ of engaging families affected by parental substance use and child maltreatment. START approaches substance use disorders with compassion, understanding, and hope for recovery. This philosophy is weaved through all components of the model—from supporting and holding each other accountable as a collaborative team, to empowering each member of the family unit. START offers a transformative experience for all—instilling hope and inspiration as parents work toward their sobriety, recovery, and family stability goals. In START, we firmly believe in advancing equitable outcomes for all families through a model built on the values of family, love, and redemption.