Iowa Family Support Technical Assistance Network

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PURPOSE OF THE IOWA FAMILY SUPPORT CREDENTIAL:

  • Improve quality and consistency of programming
  • Increase professionalism and credibility of the family support field
  • Strengthen organizations providing family support services
  • Provide a sense of security and confidence to funders and participants
  • Provide programs with a low cost alternative to credentialing

The credentialing process was designed for family support programs that do not have access to an outside evaluation and are not currently credentialed through a national process. Both in home family support programs and group based parent education programs are eligible to apply.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE IOWA FAMILY SUPPORT CREDENTIAL:

  • Parallel to family support work with families
  • Start where the program is at
  • IFSC is flexible to meet the unique needs of the diverse programs
  • Work in partnership – “don’t do for”
  • Provide a clear expectations of regular program progress

Contact Risa Ergenbright for more information