Benefits of National Accreditation

Becoming accredited offers human service organizations professional recognition for meeting the highest standards in quality service delivery while providing clients with an appropriate tool for effectively evaluating service providers. Organizations that achieve accreditation have reached beyond the minimum licensing standards and made a long-term commitment to strong management, program consistency, outcome measurements and continuous improvement […]

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 – Edison Court

Through out 2013 Edison Court put great effort toward becoming nationally accredited. As a result of their careful planning, dedication to the process and commitment to quality, the decision to accredit was “expedited,” which means that no further evidence was necessary following the onsite visit. Here is an account of how they have put accreditation […]

The CWLA Experience

Last week I attended the Child Welfare League of America’s (CWLA) National Conference in Washington, DC as an exhibitor. The title of the conference was “Making Children a Priority: Leading Change” and was attended by more than 700 CEOs, directors, social workers, and other leaders in the fields of adoption, foster care and other child […]