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ACI-Dungarvin News


March 2017 – ACI Begins Path to Certification in Evidence-Based Model for Therapeutic Foster Care

ACI-Dungarvin’s Foster Care program has been selected to receive training in the evidenced based best-practice model called “Together Facing the Challenge.” This model has been carefully developed over the last 15 years by foster care specialists from Duke University in Durham, NC. It provides research tested tools & interventions for Therapeutic Foster Parents and has been proven to improve both short and long-term outcomes for children in care. Foster Parents who use the Together Facing the Challenge tools experience a greater relationship with the child, fewer disruptions, fewer crises, less foster parent burnout, and the youth experience greater and longer lasting behavior change. For more info, please check out their website at:


ACI Joins the Dungarvin Family of Companies

On June 1, 2016, the founders of ACI completed a transaction with Dungarvin North Carolina allowing ACI to become a member of the Dungarvin family of companies.

Dungarvin, a Minnesota based company, is a national organization of privately owned companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs. Dungarvin has a 40 year history of providing exceptional services to enhance the independence and maximize the quality of life of people needing support.

We are excited about this opportunity and remain committed to maintaining the highest quality of services for those we support. Dungarvin was chosen because of its quality reputation, stability and strong ethics. Additionally, since Dungarvin is a larger organization, it is better positioned to provide the needed infrastructure for growth and support in areas such as technology, quality management, and most importantly, expertise and experience. It will also provide future opportunities to staff in the areas of health insurance, benefits, advancement, and growth.

You can learn more about Dungarvin via the web by visiting


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