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  • Behavioral Health

    With the rapid changes and advances in rehabilitation for mental health as well as alcohol and other addiction and substance abuse treatments, CARF's behavioral health standards reflect leadership in the field internationally.

    CARF accredits behavioral health programs, including:

    • Assertive Community Treatment
    • Assessment and Referral
    • Case Management/Services Coordination
    • Community Housing
    • Community Integration
    • Court Treatment
    • Crisis and Information Call Centers
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Crisis Stabilization
    • Day Treatment
    • Detoxification
    • Diversion/Intervention
    • Employee Assistance
    • Health Home
    • Inpatient Treatment
    • Integrated Behavioral Health/Primary Care
    • Intensive Family-Based Services
    • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
    • Out-of-Home Treatment
    • Outpatient Treatment
    • Partial Hospitalization
    • Prevention
    • Residential Treatment
    • Student Counseling
    • Supported Living
    • Therapeutic Communities

    The following specific population designations may be added to a program:

    • Addictions Pharmacotherapy
    • Children and Adolescents
    • Consumer-Run
    • Criminal Justice
    • Eating Disorders
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Medically Complex
    • Older Adults

    Programs covering community and employment services are also included in the behavioral health standards manual, section 5.

    Please refer to the program descriptionsNew window icon for further details on each program in the lists above.

    For more information on CARF behavioral health accreditation, please email, or call toll free (888) 281-6531. 

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  • Watch the PRISM Awards Showcase online

    The PRISM Awards honor writers, producers, actors, and actresses for their accurate portrayal of mental illness and substance use issues in entertainment media.

    CARF is proud to support the PRISM Awards and all the nominees for their contributions in removing the stigma surrounding these issues.

    Watch this year's PRISM awards now 

  • On the airwaves for CARF

    Behavioral Health Managing Director Michael Johnson was interviewed by Mary Woods, CEO of WestBridge Community Services in New Hampshire. Michael spoke about the CARF standards for Behavioral Health during the one-hour broadcast. Recording below:

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