WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Northside Psychological Services is a combination of both private practice and community mental health provider. We provide services to children and adults (EAP, private insurance, private pay, etc.) in our private practice setting. In our Community Care Program, we provide services to children and adolescents in their homes.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Brewer-Porch Children's Center

James W. Thompson, Executive Director

The COA standards as applied to the operations at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center at The University of Alabama has given the administration an opportunity to examine best practice and improve the quality of care provided to clients.
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Purpose

Residential Treatment Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions and a range of services, including education for residents to increase productive and pro-social behavior, improve functioning and well-being, and return to a stable living arrangement in the community.

PA-RTX 14: Services for Substance Use Conditions

The agency provides substance use prevention and recovery services.

Update:

  • Revised Evidence - 12/15/16
    Contracts/service agreements/MOUs for substance use prevention and education services was added to on-site evidence. Documentation of residents with co-occurring conditions was removed. 

Interpretation: PA-RTX 14 applies to all residential treatment programs regardless of the population served to emphasize and support prevention and recovery for residents with substance use conditions. In addition, programs whose primary service is residential substance use treatment will also complete the applicable standards for Services for Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders (PA-MHSU).

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Procedures for providing or arranging substance use prevention and recovery services
    • List of substance use resources and services continuum
    • Contracts/service agreements/MOUs for substance use prevention and education services
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Residents
    • Review case records

  • PA-RTX 14.01

    The agency provides or makes formal arrangements with appropriate agencies to provide substance use prevention and education services according to the needs and developmental stage of the resident population.


  • PA-RTX 14.02

    The agency maintains a list of referral resources for a full continuum of services to meet the needs of residents with alcohol or other substance use-related problems.

    Interpretation: Agencies can maximize the likelihood of a successful referral by creating MOUs or linkage agreements with providers that specialize in substance use prevention and recovery services. These types of arrangements should outline the services provided, the goals and objectives of the collaboration, and the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved. 


  • PA-RTX 14.03

    Referrals to self-help or peer support group services are provided to residents and family members, as appropriate.

    Interpretation: Agencies’ policies and/or procedures should promote referrals to culturally and linguistically competent service providers.

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