NC START Central becomes first Certified START Program in the United States
START Program Certification demonstrates that the Program has maintained fidelity to the mission and values of START. This has been verified through the use and mastery of evidence informed positive practices and systems linkage approaches. The Program Certification process is rigorous and requires teams to demonstrate fidelity to the START Model in a number of ways. Teams must demonstrate START competencies through random record reviews, in-depth review of the program's data and outcomes, the demonstration of important elements of the START program including the CET. A systematic review of the START Resource Center is also conducted including observations of the Center and environmental screenings.