Leading National Behavioral Healthcare Provider

Call 1-800-345-1292

  • Amazon Smile
  • Back to School
  • Foster Care
  • Start an Online Fundraiser Today
  • Carl Clark III
  • Autism Success Story

Tweet Share on LinkedIn Send email Print

Pennsylvania Adult Services receives accreditation for excellence from CARF

Devereux 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 CARF. 

According 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 other programs. 

“We 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

Obtaining 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. 

In Devereux’s case, CARF called out several areas of excellence, including:

  • Feedback from family and individuals served about caring staff and a supportive environment;
  • The tenure of the staff demonstrating a commitment and loyalty toward the organization and the individuals served; and
  • A wide array of regularly scheduled social and community-based activities, as well as vocational opportunities in which individuals actively engage. 

About Devereux’s Brain Injury Program

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 and potential.  

Learn about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

  

Latest News

Fruits of labor   From seed to harvest: Devereux Pennsylvania CBHS students enjoy the fruits of their labor

Students at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania’s Children’s Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) center are learning what “farm-to-table” truly means.

Red Hook Graduation   The future is bright: Family celebrates son’s graduation from Devereux New York

Lena and Paul Martino credit Devereux New York with helping their son, Cristinel, grow and thrive. Cristinel recently graduated from Devereux New York’s Red Hook School.

Beard Symposium   Devereux’s Jean and Anson Beard Symposium features renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Howard Stevenson

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s Institute of Clinical and Professional Training and Research hosted its 22nd annual Jean and Anson Beard Symposium featuring Dr. Howard Stevenson.

ACRC Conference   Devereux MA/RI staff discuss gender diversity and dialectical behavior therapy at ACRC conference

Devereux Massachusetts and Rhode Island’s Dr. Ashley Warhol and Bernadette Conneely discussed gender diversity and dialectical behavior therapy at the Association of Children’s Residential Centers conference.

Healing Power   Devereux Pennsylvania CBHS students’ artistic talents on display

Students at Devereux Pennsylvania’s Children’s Behavioral Health Services are channeling their inner Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe and Jackson Pollock, as they create one-of-a-kind drawings, paintings and other artwork.

DECA Program   Article featuring Dr. Yolanda Graham: “Behavioral health organization adopts gender affirmation model”

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has officially adopted the Gender Affirmation Model to better support transgender and gender expansive youth in our care. Read this Philadelphia Gay News article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Dr. Yolanda Graham.


More Stories