For All Sea­sons awarded ac­cred­i­ta­tion

Good for pe­riod of three years

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EAS­TON — CARF In­ter­na­tional has an­nounced For All Sea­sons has been ac­cred­ited for a pe­riod of three years as an out­pa­tient be­hav­ioral health ser­vices agency, rape cri­sis cen­ter and cri­sis hot­line re­spon­ders.

This ac­cred­i­ta­tion de­ci­sion rep­re­sents the high­est level of ac­cred­i­ta­tion that can be awarded to an or­ga­ni­za­tion and shows the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s sub­stan­tial con­for­mance to the CARF stan­dards.

An or­ga­ni­za­tion re­ceiv­ing a three­year ac­cred­i­ta­tion has put it­self through a rig­or­ous peer re­view process and has demon­strated to a team of sur­vey­ors dur­ing an on-site visit that its pro­grams and ser vices are of the high­est qual­ity, mea­sur­able and ac­count­able.

For All Sea­sons is a not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that of­fers in­di­vid­ual and group ther­apy, gen­eral, child and ado­les­cent, mar­riage and cou­ples coun­sel­ing, grief coun­sel­ing, school-based mental health ther­apy, ur­gent care ser vices, rape cri­sis re­sponse, rape cri­sis coun­sel­ing and sup­port, 24-hour English and Span­ish hot­lines, and ed­u­ca­tion and out­reach pro­gram­ming.

For more than 30 years, the agency has trans­formed com­mu­ni­ties on the Mid Shore by restor­ing the lives of chil­dren, ado­les­cents, adults, se­niors, cou­ples and fam­i­lies.

“This ac­cred­i­ta­tion con­firms the ded­i­ca­tion and pro­fes­sion­al­ism of our staff and the qual­ity ser­vices we pro­vide to the com­mu­ni­ties we serve in the five coun­ties on the Eastern Shore,” said Beth Anne Lan­grell, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of For All Sea­sons. “All of our clin­i­cians and Rape Cri­sis Cen­ter staff are trauma cer­ti­fied, some­thing the agency be­lieves is crit­i­cal to pro­vid­ing a full continuum of bilin­gual (English-Span­ish) out­pa­tient be­hav­ioral health and rape cri­sis ser­vices.”

CARF is an in­de­pen­dent, non­profit ac­cred­it­ing body with the mis­sion to pro­mote the qual­ity, value and op­ti­mal out­comes of ser vices through a con­sul­ta­tive ac­cred­i­ta­tion process that cen­ters on en­hanc­ing the lives of the per­sons served. Founded in 1966 as the Com­mis­sion on Ac­cred­i­ta­tion of Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Fa­cil­i­ties, and now known as CARF, the ac­cred­it­ing body es­tab­lishes con­sumer-fo­cused stan­dards to help or­ga­ni­za­tions mea­sure and im­prove the qual­ity of their pro­grams and ser­vices.

For more in­for­ma­tion about For All Sea­sons, call 410-822-1018. For the 24Hour Cri­sis Hot­line, call 800-310-7273.

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