Zepf Center is accredited through 2017 by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. CARF International is an international, independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers.
Founded in 1966, CARF is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services. It does this by establishing standards of quality for organizations to use as guidelines in developing and offering their programs or services to consumers. CARF uses the standards to determine how well an organization is serving its consumers and how it can improve.
A provider may earn accreditation for its programs or services after demonstrating it substantially conforms to CARF standards. To determine this conformance, a team of professional CARF surveyors personally visits the provider, generally for two to three days, to interview people, review documents, and observe services. The surveyors also provide consultation to enhance the provider's standards conformance.
CARF-accredited programs and services have demonstrated that they substantially meet internationally recognized standards. CARF accreditation means that you can be confident that an organization has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of its services and programs and that its focus is on consumer satisfaction.
Community mental health agencies require certification by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) when they provide mental health services that are funded by a community mental health board or when they are subject to Department licensure of a residential facility according to section 5119.22 of the Revised Code.
Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.
The Recovery Helpline is a collaborative project of the public agencies responsible for mental health and addiction services in Lucas, Wood and Hancock Counties with the goal of providing clinically-based triage services that will result in people getting access to mental health and addiction treatment services within 48 hours.VIEW MORE
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We often hear the clinical terms used by doctors and other professionals to identify the symptoms of mental illnesses…but if someone hasn’t gone through it, would they know how to recognize it?
The start of 2016 has been an exciting time for the National Council. With the announcement of their “Be 1 in a Million” campaign, they have their sights set on an ambitious goal: one million people trained in Mental Health First Aid. The Zepf Center has recently joined that movement!VIEW MORE