WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

HeartShare assist individuals with developmental disabilities through education, day, residential and recreation programs, case management, and health services, and provides foster care/adoption services, counseling, after school and energy assistance programs, and programs for people with HIV/AIDS.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Ulysses Arteaga, L.C.S.W.

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; EPPA; Marine Reviewer; Military Reviewer; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

The Consuelo Foundation 2012 Peer Reviewer of the Year, Mr. Arteaga conducts two to three site visits a year, often volunteering for visits that require a Spanish speaking peer.
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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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