Perspectives Behavioral Health Management, LLC Achieves
National RE- Accreditation
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,
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 www.COAnet.org.
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.