In this case study, we follow a youth named Adam through his decision
to come out as transgender, the resulting trauma and homelessness, and the
services provided to get him on a path to success. The challenges he
experienced were a direct result of his gender identity and new expression of
it. Valuing that part of his identity was an important element in creating a
service environment for him to succeed.
Beginning in 2017, CARF’s Medical Rehabilitation unit will offer 101
trainings exclusively in a downloadable recorded format rather than conducting
physical-locations trainings. Here is the information you need to know about
CARF’s office in Washington, DC, was recently visited by two people
connected with some of the art pieces featured in the 50th anniversary artwork
exhibit. Thank you to Amanda Doemland and Noella Cypress-West for stopping by
and taking some photos.
Management Systems of America (HMSA) is a leader in the State of Michigan in
providing training on human trafficking. Two years ago, HMSA embarked on a mission to develop education,
awareness, and training programming for this topic following a meeting with the
Ambassador from Australia, who is also a member of the Global Freedom Network.
Human trafficking trainings are now being presented in the community, and HMSA
is in the process of putting together community groups to focus on the health
of victims, housing, and education. Videos, booklets, and other actionable
pieces of information are available online.
Schlegel Villages manages multiple accredited long-term-care programs
and retirement housing in Ontario. Earlier this year, in response to feedback from
its quality of life survey, Schlegel Villages conducted the #ElderWisdom Green
Bench project. This campaign addressed ageism by inviting community members to
engage in conversation with elders to gain knowledge and receive advice. This
article discusses ageism and shares feedback from Resident, David Kent.
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.