Behavioral Health Resources, LLC
Teamwork for Newsletter  

A newsletter about consulting for

CARF-accredited organizations

September  2012
In This Issue
Tips for Accreditation Readiness
CARF Accreditation Logos
Casa Esperanza Promotes CARF Accreditation

CARF Accreditation

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This newsletter provides information to improve your business operations and assist with CARF accreditation readiness.
Tips for Accreditation ReadinessTipsAccreditation  


 CPR, Drivers, & Risk Management:  Do drivers of agency or personal vehicles who transport clients need to be trained or certified in CPR?

  • According to the 2012 BH & CYS Standards Manuals, this only pertains to drivers who provide mobile services in a Crisis Intervention program (Section 3.H in BH manual; Section 3.K in CYS manual).

Organizations could benefit from having all drivers trained or certified in CPR as this relates to a risk management issue. (See section 1.G.1 in BH, CYS, & OTP manuals.)

  • About 92% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.  Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim's chance of survival.  (American Heart Association) 
New CARF Accreditation Logos CARFlogo 

Are you using the new CARF accreditations logos on your website and other media? 

Many organizations aren't aware that CARF changed the accreditation logos in September 2011.   Obtain the logos here.
Casa Esperanza Promotes CARF AccreditationCasaEsperanza
Casa Esperanza 

Casa Esperanza is a treatment center located in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  To view an excellent example of how an organization promotes CARF accreditation, click here.


Information about how to promote CARF accreditation is available on the CARF website.

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Submit a question to Behavioral Health Resources.  Our consultants will choose one question and respond to it in our next newsletter.

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Future issues will include:

  • recognition of a CARF-accredited organization that actively demonstrates transparency
  • how one CARF-accredited organization obtained a Three-Year accreditation with no recommendations

 If there are topics you'd like to see in future newsletters, contact Brenda at or (402) 486-1101.