Services receives accreditation for excellence from CARF
Pennsylvania Adult Services recently received a three-year reaccreditation for
excellence for its Brain Injury Program from the Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Note: This
is the second, three-year accreditation the Devereux center has received from
to the reaccreditation notice, CARF stated: “This
achievement is an indication of Adult Services’ dedication and commitment to
improving the quality of the lives of the individuals they serve.” CARF is an international organization providing accreditation
services to health and human service providers. The organization focuses on the
highest standards of quality in behavioral health and rehabilitation, among
are extremely proud to receive this reaccreditation from CARF, as it shows our
teams’ level of dedication and commitment to provide only the highest quality services
to the individuals we support and care for in our brain injury program,” said Steve Bruce, Executive Director,
Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services.
The accreditation process
accreditation or reaccreditation is a lengthy process that requires the
applying organization to conduct a self-evaluation, followed by a visit from a
CARF survey team in which they observe programs, interview individuals served
and other stakeholders, and review documentation. Organizations receiving accreditation
must then submit a quality improvement plan outlining actions that may be taken
in response to any areas identified for improvement. In addition, accredited
organizations must submit annual reports to CARF, ensuring conformance to the
high-quality service standards.
Devereux’s case, CARF called out several areas of excellence, including:
from family and individuals served about caring staff and a supportive
tenure of the staff demonstrating a commitment and loyalty toward the
organization and the individuals served; and
wide array of regularly scheduled social and community-based activities, as
well as vocational opportunities in which individuals actively engage.
About Devereux’s Brain
The goal of Devereux Pennsylvania Adult
Services’ Community Living Program for Individuals with Brain Injury (CLIBI) –
a residential program -- is to empower each person to discover his or her
innate strengths, unique talents and potential to live a meaningful and
productive life. The organization achieves this goal by providing a customized
plan of support that focuses on the necessary therapeutic and daily supports to
help increase the individual’s capacities of self-direction, self-management
learn more about Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services, click here. To learn more about
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, click here.
||NJACP conference features panel discussion with Devereux’s Steve Bruce on the future of I/DD services/supports|
Steve Bruce, M.Ed., BCBA, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s vice president of operations - adult services, participated in a panel discussion during the 35th annual New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP) conference about the future for intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) providers.
||Devereux awarded $15,000 grant for Servant Leadership implementation|
The Philadelphia Foundation recently awarded Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health a $15,000 Leadership Grant to help the nonprofit implement Servant Leadership methodology and best practices across its centers in the Philadelphia region.
||Fundraising events generate nearly $20,000 for Devereux Arizona
Two events benefitting Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona raised nearly $20,000 this fall for youth with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences, as well as those served by the center’s foster care programs.
||Job fair draws immigrant professionals interested in behavioral health career opportunities
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania participated in its second job fair for immigrants, drawing professionals interested in a career in behavioral health. The job fair was held in partnership with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, which accelerates immigrant integration and economic advancement through education, training, employment and entrepreneurship.
||Devereux Pennsylvania’s 19th annual Hope Gala raises more than $180,000 for children and adults with special needs
Nearly 350 guests entered the enchanted “Secret Garden” at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania’s 19th annual Hope Gala to raise critical funds for children and adults with special needs.
||Devereux awards prestigious fellowship supporting staff development expertise
The winner of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s 2018 Weaver E. Falberg Leadership Promise Fellowship award is Amy White, payroll and finance specialist at Devereux Georgia.