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Perspectives Behavioral Health Management, LLC Achieves National RE- Accreditation

Perspectives Behavioral Health Management, LLC Achieves National RE- Accreditation

Perspectives Behavioral Health has achieved national re-accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA).  Perspective provides the following services:  outpatient behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults.  Services provided are as follows: day treatment for children, adolescents and adults, school based services for children and adolescents, intensive outpatient services for all ages and traditional outpatient clinic services for all ages.   Perspectives re accreditation process is an ongoing process. Organizations pursue re-accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of Perspectives programs, services, management, and administration.

COA re-accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The COA re- accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The standards driving re- accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. COA re-accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement. 

To achieve COA re- accreditation, Perspectives first provided written evidence of compliance with the COA standards.  Thereafter, a group of specially trained volunteer Peer Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff and clients. 

Based on their findings, COA’s volunteer-based Accreditation Commission voted that Perspectives had successfully met the criteria for re-accreditation.

An endorsement of COA and the value of its re-accreditation process is reflected in it being named by the US State Department as the sole national independent accrediting body under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to accredit intercountry adoption service providers. In addition, COA is the only national accreditor designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop accreditation standards and processes for human service programs provided to military personnel and their families.

Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 organizations — voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small — have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. Presently, COA has a total of 47 service standards that are applicable to over 125 different types of programs. To learn more about COA, please visit

Perspectives Behavioral Health offers outpatient behavioral health services to children and adolescents in Fort Smith and surrounding areas. Perspectives has been providing services to children, adolescents and adults since 2003.

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