KIDS FIRST awarded three-year CARF accreditation

On October 4, 2012, KIDS FIRST was advised of our continuing accreditation by CARF International for a period of three years for the following program:   Early Childhood Development (Children and Adolescents).  This achievement is an indication of our organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of lives of the persons served.  Per our CARF surveyors, services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.

Survey comments –

  • “There is a high level of commitment and dedication that is evident throughout the organization. The relationship between staff members and the persons served is respectful and caring and evident in the environment that has been created in the organization. “

  • “Following Baby Back Home staff members proactively seek current educational resources for families to use with their children to promote healthy growth and development.”

  • “There is a strong sense of focus on the persons served …”

The 2012 CARF survey team included 5 individuals from the US and Canada who are currently employed in agencies who are CARF accredited.  Our next survey will be in August 2015.