June 2021

Watch Our Latest Video: The Critical Role of the Executive Director during Accreditation

Steps to Consider: As we evolve into a 'new normal' - there are a few resources that offer information that may be critical to your organization as policies change.

#TravelSeason is Back: We are packing the hand sanitizer and getting back out there. Can't wait to catch up with so many of you!

New Website! We have received such positive feedback on our new website. New programs, offerings and information also launched!

#YearofAccreditation // #Accreditation2021 // #PrepareforGreatness
Executive Director's role in the accreditation process
Watch the video to find out why the Executive Director's leadership is so important!
Shop Talk
Human service, child welfare, mental health, and addiction providers are beginning to lift restrictions that have been in place for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether your organization is considering or resuming in-person therapy, in-person or home visitation, off-campus outings or re-opening drop-in centers, here are some steps to consider:

  • Consult with federal agencies and your state public health department for guidelines related to your organization’s types of services/programs: CDC, OSHA and your state public health department.

  • Call and meet with your local public health department staff.

  • Check with your licensing representative.

  • Review your accrediting body’s applicable standards. Note - The Joint Commission’s infection prevention/control standards for organizations to facilitate staff receiving influenza vaccination emphasize education and accessibility and can offer guidance in addressing staff COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Network with other members of national/state associations affiliated with your organization. For example - The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) has monthly roundtable discussions of timely issues/concerns-and lifting COVID-19 restrictions that were recently raised.

  • Reach out to other providers of similar services/programs.
Company News
The Year of Accreditation is well underway and to continue the celebration, we have recently launched a new website with more resources, programs and ideas to help organizations with accreditation. Check it out here and let us know what you think!
Is your agency up for Reaccreditation? If it's been a while since you've evaluated your compliance - start with our FREE Reaccreditation Assessment to get an organizational baseline.
Upcoming Conferences and Presentations:
July 12th - July 14th - Florida Coalition for Children Leadership Summit (FCC):
Jennifer will be attending and exhibiting in Orlando for this Summit. To schedule a time to meet one-on-one, please click here.

July 26th - July 29th - Ohio Children's Alliance Annual Conference (OCA):
Jennifer will be presenting a workshop on Utilizing Your National Accreditation to Drive Revenue Growth and Reduce Costs. Click here to register for this conference!

Aug 3rd - Aug 6th - Association of Children's Residential Centers Annual Conference (ACRC):
Jennifer will travel to Fort Lauderdale to exhibit and, once again, support ACRC at this hybrid conference. Registration is now open. To schedule a time to meet one-on-one, please click here.

Sept 15th – Sept 16th – Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy Annual Conference (IARCA):
Jennifer will be attending and exhibiting in Indianapolis, IN for this conference. Registration opens in July.

Sept 21st – Sept 22 – IACET Annual Conference:
Jennifer will be attending and exhibiting in Reston, VA for IACET’s Annual Conference. For further information and to register click here.
Accreditation in ActionTM
Congratulations to Good Will-Hinckley on COA Accreditation!

Good Will-Hinkley, located in central Maine, is a therapeutic residential treatment facility and education program committed to giving children and young adults inspiration and the tools they need to succeed.

"I can honestly state that we would not have been able to pull off being accredited without the support and guidance from our consultant. AG not only provided the leadership and support, they became part of the GWHA family. One of the best decisions we've made in years was to bring on AG to help us through accreditation."
Robert Moody / President & Executive Director / Good Will-Hinckley
Congratulations to Human Services Consultants on CARF Accreditation!
Since 2000 HSC has been training and licensing Therapeutic Foster Families in Arizona to provide a comprehensive, community based, and culturally sensitive approach for children, adolescents, and their families.
Accreditation Guru, Inc. / Certified MWBE / 212.209.0240 / Info@AccreditationGuru.com