Spotlight on Embrace TFC’s CARF Accreditation
What makes an accredited organization stand out?
This accreditation process applies standards across service delivery and business functions to the organization during a 3-day survey. Through the survey process, representatives from CARF interview clients, stakeholders, and staff while also reviewing policies and procedures, service delivery, training, treatment planning, assessments, coordination of care, and administrative oversight. Organizations that participate in accreditation are committed to continuous quality improvement, encouraging feedback, and serving our communities.
How does the staff and leadership at Embrace TFC meet the standards of accreditation?
During the inaugural accreditation in November of 2019, Embrace TFC demonstrated the commitment of leadership and staff in enhancing service delivery to distinguishable standards. Embrace received a 3-year accreditation, and the following areas of strength were identified:
Carrying out the organizational mission “To Improve Lives.”
Outstanding and committed leadership
Teamwork and Collaboration
Respect and Camaraderie
Compassion and Care
Stellar quality improvement and performance management
Inclusion of beWell for staff wellness
Service to the community
Access to case managers
Great communication and connection to DSS
Acknowledgment and recognition of diversity in foster families
Are other ncgCARE Organizations accredited?
Yes! Proud ncgCARE Partners Carolina Outreach, Grace Harbour, & Therapeutic Interventions are all CARF Accredited. Appalachian Community Services is currently accredited under the Council on Accreditation (COA); and will soon be pursuing accreditation under CARF.
What are the next steps for Embrace TFC?
Over the next 3 years, Embrace TFC will continue to demonstrate conformance to the CARF Standards for Foster & Kinship Care as well as Care Coordination.
Written By: Director of Training and Professional Development, Megan Boyd, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS