Accreditation by CARF, founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is widely recognized as the industry standard in behavioral health and represents a public seal of trust. To earn CARF’s three-year accreditation, an organization must undergo a rigorous peer review process, demonstrate that its programs and services are of the highest quality, and show that it achieves measurable results.
“This accreditation is a testament to every member of the Child Center team — our dedicated, skilled, and compassionate employees — who works with clients in innovative and culturally sensitive ways, day in and day out, to help them through a range of issues so they can overcome the challenges they face and sustain lives they are proud of,” said Linda Rodriguez, The Child Center’s Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health.
Chief Compliance Officer Pamela Gubuan explained: “CARF accredits programs for a period of one or three years. Being awarded the highest level of accreditation (three-year) for our initial accreditation by CARF is a great team accomplishment. Congratulations to the dedicated professionals of The Child Center’s behavioral health and residential services divisions!” Gubuan said. “People who live in the communities that The Child Center serves can feel confident that when they come to us for care, they will receive services of the highest quality, delivered by a team dedicated to their well-being.”
The programs that received the CARF accreditation range from a perinatal program for pregnant and new moms struggling with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (commonly known as Postpartum Depression) to addiction treatment to a residential program for youth who have had multiple unsuccessful psychiatric hospital placements or involvement with the juvenile justice system.
Founded in 1953 as a single children’s counseling center, The Child Center today is a multiservice organization that reaches 40,000 children and adults each year, through 50 school and community locations, as well as virtual programs and home visits. While The Child Center has grown to work in six main program areas, a commitment to mental health remains at the heart of everything we do.