Accreditation in Action – Bayfront

Bayfront Youth & Family Services is dedicated to helping to better the lives of those in need. The agency provides a unique, specialized program that offers intensive treatment, therapy, and support to youth and families in need of social services. Bayfront Youth & Family Services has been and continues to be a model program statewide […]

Accreditation in Action – Hillsides

Hillsides is a premier provider of comprehensive, community-based and residential treatment services aimed at improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth and their families in Los Angeles County. The agency’s vision is to create positive, lasting change in the lives of the at-risk children and families they serve. Hillsides provides the highest […]

Accreditation in Action – Hathaway-Sycamores

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental-health and welfare agencies in Los Angeles County and provides a comprehensive range of family-centered, social, educational, preventive and behavioral health programs serving children, adults and families in-need. 1. Which accreditation does your agency hold? Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services has been […]

Accreditation in Action – Omni Visions

Omni Visions, Inc. is a multi-state placement agency that provides services for both children and adults. Omni Visions’ focus is on family, providing each individual and each family a community support system to facilitate and inspire growth and development. 1. Which accreditation do you hold and for how long? Omni Visions, Inc. is accredited by […]

Universal Accreditation Act Deadline is Only One Year Away

On July 14, 2014 a new law, the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act (UAA), goes into effect requiring all agencies and persons providing intercountry adoption services to become Hague accredited. In the past, only those agencies and persons providing adoption services to/from the approximately 80 countries, that had enacted the Hague Convention on the Protection […]

Quality Improvement and Benchmarking

One of the central components of national accreditation is the focus on performance and quality improvement (PQI) programs. This is the process of collecting, aggregating and analyzing data to discover trends and patterns and make improvements (or expand upon achievements) where necessary. Behavioral health and human services organizations often collect data on key performance areas […]

Universal Accreditation for Intercounty Adoptions

Soon there will be a rush for all providers of intercountry adoption to become accredited. Why? Because President Obama signed the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act on January 14, 2013. The bill will take effect 18 months after the date of enactment at which time all intercountry adoption agencies will have to be accredited in […]

Managing Risk through Accreditation

With Hurricane Sandy’s recent attack on the East Coast there is much talk about clean up, insurance claims and accounting for the whereabouts of friends, family and co-workers. What if you were not just responsible for yourself and immediate family members, but also for the direct care of vulnerable children, youth and individuals as are […]