As part of CARF’s 50th year anniversary celebration in 2016, we are
sharing snapshots of the industries in which we offer accreditation. This is
part 5 of a series: Child and Youth Services. Leslie Ellis-Lang, CARF’s managing
director of child and youth services, discusses how CARF’s development and
advancement of distinct child and youth standards parallel how society itself has
viewed children and young persons over time.
Responsible, quality-based practitioners in the health and human services industry should educate and train themselves to act in a responsible and timely manner when presented with a person at risk for suicide. We know through research that applying evidence-based practice and delivering comprehensive and integrated prevention programs can reduce the rate of suicide. In regard to Suicide Prevention Month, please access CARF’s Quality Practice Notice on Suicide Prevention for first step resources to saving a life.
As part of CARF’s 50th year anniversary celebration in 2016,
we are sharing snapshots of the industries in which we offer accreditation.
This is part 4 of a series: Medical Rehabilitation. TIRR Memorial Hermann was
one of the first providers to receive CARF accreditation in 1967.
Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is beginning to share the results from a three-year research project on the outcomes of an enhanced person-centered care initiative (including spinal cord injury peer mentorship) and how those strategies can be affordably replicated elsewhere.
Telecommunications and data management technology has
unavoidably made its way into healthcare industries because it can increase
consumer access to services and providers’ ability to provide them. Many
providers are successfully incorporating technological solutions, which is why
CARF has made an effort to highlight practices related to this topic in the Promising Practices newsletter series. This blog
post features some articles that highlight successful uses of technology to
improve business practices or service delivery.
A major story so far in 2016 has been the change in service
delivery models toward larger systems and networks through affiliations,
mergers, and various other types of integrations. Providers are forming
relationships across multiple sectors to expand their reach and provide services
more efficiently to a broader population. The changing environment poses
challenges for providers as they find themselves operating within a new service
infrastructure or environment. This trend is of particular interest to CARF
because it poses quality questions for providers across a spectrum of
The Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Arizona, a
residential assisted living community specializing solely in dementia care, shares
how it created a horticultural therapy program to address a range of resident
After your programs or services have earned CARF accreditation, you will want to market and advertise your achievement to your community and stakeholders. CARF provides resources that can help you promote your accreditation, including guidelines for citing your accreditation, example news release and letter text, and several CARF seal options. This blog post explains how to properly use and display the CARF seals of accreditation in your online and printed materials.
CARF recently released the second slideshow in the 50th anniversary persons served artwork exhibit. Did you know that the artwork being highlighted comes directly from the art that currently decorates the CARF office buildings in Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, DC? Here are a few of our staff members' favorite pieces.
In the past few months, three child and youth advocacy
organizations accepted invitations to join CARF’s International Advisory
Council (IAC). The Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC), Youth
M.O.V.E. (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) National, and
National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health (NACBH) join the growing
contribution of the children and youth services industry in CARF standards.