Accreditation Guru’s Family First Prevention Services Act Resource Page is now live!

This informational package provides resources and tips related to FFPSA and the requirements regarding Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP), the new category of service provider delivering out-of-home care to kids in the child welfare system. Here you will find articles and fact-sheets, information on each of the three accrediting bodies approved under FFPSA (CARF, COA […]

Team Member Highlight – Diane Barnes

Diane has been an active member of “Team AG” since early 2013. Diane’s accreditation career began as a director at the Fort Myers Community Hospital in Florida. This challenging, but worthwhile experience, prepared her to serve as COO of an in-patient/out-patient mental health center and crisis unit. During her tenure there, the center experienced a […]

Hiring IDD Individuals is Both the Right Thing to Do and Good for Business

Even though Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, many employers continue to discriminate against people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Although IDD people are more likely to be unemployed and underemployed, many businesses find that this population is reliable and efficient. In a tight job market, moreover, people with IDD are […]

Are You Measuring Your Service Outcomes? You Should Be!

According to a recent study in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, “what cannot be measured, cannot be improved.” With detailed digital data available just a few clicks away, non-profits are being held accountable for measuring their service outcomes. In fact, all organizations seeking to gain and maintain accreditation are required to record […]

Viviane Ngwa

Meet Our Newest Accreditation Guru Team Member

We are happy to announce that Viviane Ngwa — a Clinical Social Worker, is joining Accreditation Guru as our newest Accreditation Consultant! She comes with leadership experience in the provision of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, services to youth with juvenile probation involvement as well as extensive experience in child welfare and […]

Accreditation Guru Team retreat 2018

2018 Accreditation Guru Retreat

Team AG gathered from across the country to meet in Colorado Springs for our 2018 Annual Retreat, which was a resounding success! We had a jam-packed 2.5 day agenda with training, brainstorming, updates on FFPSA and more. Of course, there was plenty of team building and fun, too – even some snowballs! 🙂 To see […]

Tracy Collander

Meet Our Newest Accreditation Guru Team Member

We are happy to announce that Tracy Collander, LCSW a nationally regarded accreditation expert, is joining Accreditation Guru as our newest Accreditation Consultant! A former executive with The Joint Commission, she brings deep knowledge and experience to her position as accreditation consultant. A leader in the behavioral health field for more than 25 years, Tracy […]