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EAGLE Recognized now as an Approved Accreditor for QRTPs Under the Family First Prevention Services Act

On May 15, it was announced that EAGLE Accreditation Program is recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services as an approved accreditor for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) under the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). As we have discussed here, FFPSA, which passed in February 2018, allows federal funds to be spent […]

Meet Our Newest Team Member!

Please help us give a warm welcome to our newest team member, Dave Branding, PhD! With more than 40 years of administrative, executive leadership and board governance experience in a variety of health and human service organizations, integrated delivery systems and health plans, Dave has served as a provider, purchaser and funder. He specializes in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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AG Grows Again

We have set the bar very high with our consulting team, and are excited to bring on another who meets the AG standard of excellence!  Meet Marcel C. Rivas, MS, LMHC.

The Final Deadline for Implementing FFPSA is One Year Away – Here’s What You Should Know

In 2018, the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) mandated that Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs), in part, must be licensed by their state and achieve national accreditation to receive Title IV-E funds following the initial two weeks after a child enters their care.[1]  The time originally allocated to submit program plans was two years with the potential for taking a two year delay.

AG September Newsletter Out Now

As we continue to move forward while trying to minimize disruptions, adapt to restrictions and implement programs to meet changing needs, we are more convinced than ever that accreditation is a foundation that will allow any organization to be better equipped to handle challenges now and in the future.

AG Continues To Grow

We have set the bar very high with our consulting team, and are excited to bring on two more who meet the AG standard of excellence!  Meet Janice Vermiglio-Smith and Marvetta Price.

ICYMI: Family First Webinar series on implementation of FFPSA

The Children’s Bureau hosted a 2-part webinar to share the lessons and experiences of two jurisdictions whose Title IV-E Prevention Plans received approval from CB. The intent was to provide child welfare leaders guidance on developing and implementing prevention plans while taking advantage of the provisions within the Family First.

COA Announces Potential Merger with the Alliance for Children and Families

Helpful information on what you can do for your organization.

Back At It:  Virtual Conference Listings

If you are planning on attending any of the conferences listed - stop by and see us!

Accreditation Guru is proud to announce the newest addition to our dynamic team! Peggy Lavin, LCSW, joins our team as Director of Behavioral Health Marketing.

With more than 45 years of administrative, business development and clinical experience in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit behavioral health and human service organizations, including serving as Associate Director of The Joint Commission, Peggy is a strong addition to Team AG.

Please help us give a warm welcome to Peggy!

To read more on Peggy's experience in the behavioral health field, click here.