Founded in 2010, the Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation (CCWF) has based “ICDP-USA: The Best Start”™ on the International Child Development Program (ICDP). In 2011, CCWF held its first ICDP-USA Facilitator Training Workshop in Chicago, and on March 21, 2012, was incorporated as a 501c3. (Established in 1985, ICDP-International was founded by 4 Psychologists from Norway, Sweden and England, and is recognized by the World Health Organization and UNICEF globally.)
CCWF has trained 536 professionals in the “Best Start.” Facilitators at schools, mental health agencies, community organizations, jails/detention centers, social services and others, support social/emotional skills and social advancement for parents and children, especially in communities with high levels of poverty, exclusion and violence. To-date, CCWF has conducted 120 total programs, serving 1,804 parents, and over 4,519 children (birth to teen).