Note: This section is designed to accommodate a variety of supportive programs for families and their children, including, but not limited to: (1) home visiting programs that deliver support services in families’ homes; (2) early intervention programs for children who have or are at risk for developmental delays; and (3) parent education groups.
Agencies providing only parent education groups will complete: PA-CFD 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, and 15.
Agencies providing all other services will complete the following core concept standards relating to general service delivery: PA-CFD 1-8, and PA-CFD 14-15. They will also complete one or more of the following core concept standards, based on the services their programs provide: PA-CFD 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. For example, a home visiting program that provides education and support services would complete PA-CFD 10 and 11, whereas a home visiting program that provides health services would complete PA-CFD 9. These standards can be used by agencies regardless of the mode of service delivery they employ.
Although agencies are only required to implement standards relevant for their program, it is important to: (1) recognize when families have needs or concerns the program is not prepared to address, and (2) connect those families with appropriate resources, services, and supports.