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Partners and Affiliations

Partners and Affiliations

Council on Accreditation

SCYAP has been nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for Family Preservation & Stabilization Services (FPS), Foster Care (FC), and Kinship Care Services (KC) since 2002.  COA is the accrediting body for behavioral healthcare and human service organizations.  Accreditation by COA is valued and formally recognized across the United States.  The achievement and maintenance of COA accreditation indicates that SCYAP complies with nationally recognized standards of best practice at all levels of the organization and shows our commitment to excellence, continuous quality improvement, and dependable service delivery. www.coanet.org


Family Focused Treatment Association
SCYAP is a member of the Foster Family Treatment Association (FFTA), a nationally recognized organization of treatment foster care providers established in 1988.  FFTA’s membership is composed of agencies throughout North America currently operating treatment foster care programs.  FFTA has standards for treatment foster care that member agencies voluntarily commit to following.  FFTA is assisted by recognized researchers and policy-makers in the fields of child welfare and mental health. www.ffta.org

Palmetto Association for Children and Families
SCYAP is a long-term member of the Palmetto Association for Children and Families (PAFCAF).  Formally known as the South Carolina Association of Children’s Homes and Family Services, PAFCAF was created in 1986 to unite private child serving agencies and give them a place to exchange ideas, gain knowledge, and work to address issues related to the care giving to children and their families.  PAFCAF promotes the best care possible for children and their families through advocacy, training, and quality improvement initiatives. www.pafcaf.org

South Carolina Youth Worker’s Association

SCYAP encourages individual staff membership in the South Carolina Youth Worker’s Association (SCYWA), which exists as a forum for professionals and other concerned citizens.  SCYWA’s membership includes legislators, professionals and others who have shaped policy in South Carolina over the years, as well as front-line workers and concerned citizens. SCYWA provides professional development as well as advocacy for legislation related to child welfare and children’s policy.  www.scyouthworkers.org

Ticket to Dream Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) in 2008, Ticket to Dream is dedicated to providing hope and opportunity for foster children across the nation, so they can just be kids. The Ticket to Dream Foundation starts with joining forces with businesses and local communities to ensure foster youth