Rhode Island Council of Resource Providers for Children, Youth, and Families
RICORP is the leading voice promoting excellence in care for children, youth, and families of Rhode Island.
RICORP represents agencies, the direct support workers, parents, and foster parents that serve children, youth and their families in Rhode Island DCYF placement. The Council promotes excellence in care for the children, youth and families of Rhode Island.
The mission is to positively impact service delivery systems through
collaborating, educating, and advocating on behalf of members.
RICORP believes in Best Practices utilizing training and professional development that is evidence-based to best support youth workers. RICORP supports national accreditions standards that improve and enhance the quality of staff services as required by COA, JACHO, CARF, and state licensing agencies. Besides offering training, RICORP is a testing site for those seeking national certification through the Child and Youth Certification Board (CYCCB).
RICORP is interested in personal and professional development programs for current and prospective youth workers in Rhode Island and New England. RICORP is about those who have a passion for serving young people — both practicing professionals and students who are considering making youth work part of their career.
It's about leadership and career development, personal and professional renewal, and learning experiences focused on the individual, their organization and professions. It’s about getting greatness from those passionate in working with troubled children, youth and families and their difficult life circumstances.
Residential Treatment Group Homes
Day Treatment Foster Care
Public Schools Community Programs
Special Schools Law Enforcement
Child/Youth Care Workers
Direct Care Worker
Classroom Specialist/Behavioral Specialist
Foster Care Givers
Parent Support Mentors
National and Local Organizations
ACYCP - Association of Child and Youth Care Practice www.acycp.org
CYCCB - Child and Youth Certification Board www.cyccb.org
ACYW - Academy for Competent Youth Work www.youthworkacademy.org
CYC.net - The International Child and
Youth Care Network cyc-net.org
Local Community College