WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Germaine Lawrence is a residential treatment center for girls ages 12-18 with complex behavioral, psychological and learning challenges.   Girls live at our programs while receiving special education, individual, family and group therapy; psychiatric and primary medical care; and a wide variety of therapeutic activities and interventions.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Advantage Credit Counseling Service

Mary Loftus, VP, Agency Service

Our agency is preparing for reaccreditation under the Eighth Edition Standards. The COA site is well organized and very easy to use. Our team of employees working on the reaccreditation process has found the tools index to be very helpful, particularly some of the templates.
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Purpose

Individuals with cognitive, psychiatric, behavioral, and/or substance use conditions and serious emotional disturbances who receive Day Treatment Services improve psychosocial, educational, vocational, and cognitive functioning, and learn to manage their symptoms.

PA-DTX 7: Services for Families

The individual, family, and agency work together to achieve an optimal level of family participation.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Provide procedures for involving the family of the primary person served
No On-Site Evidence
    • Interview:
      1. Clinical or program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Individuals or families served
    • Review case records

  • PA-DTX 7.01

    The agency encourages active family participation in the treatment process, including participation in family counseling, unless such involvement is contraindicated.

    Interpretation: Family members of adults are encouraged to participate in services as appropriate for the individual.


  • PA-DTX 7.02

    The agency engages family members by demonstrating:

    1. sensitivity to the willingness of the family to be engaged;
    2. non-threatening manner;
    3. respect for the person’s autonomy and confidentiality;
    4. flexibility; and
    5. persistence.

  • PA-DTX 7.03

    When involvement of family members or significant others is difficult to achieve, in accord with the wishes of the individual, the agency:

    1. attempts to reestablish contacts and positive interactions between family members through activity and educational programs;
    2. provides individual and group counseling to family members or significant others who accept services; and
    3. aids individuals in identifying ways to build and enhance a social support system.

  • PA-DTX 7.04

    The families or significant others of participants are offered services including:

    1. family psycho-education;
    2. emotional support and therapy;
    3. linkage to community and support services;
    4. care coordination, as needed; and
    5. self-help referrals.
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