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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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Rochelle Haimes, ACSW

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Peer Reviewer; Standards Panel Member; Team Leader

Rochelle is a Consultant working with a variety of private organizations to become accredited. Her primary area of expertise is in facilitating the development of PQI systems and activities. Her previous experience with both small and large organizations is the cornerstone for her long-standing volunteer activities as a Peer reviewer and as a Team Leader.
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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 15: Populations with Specialized Care Needs

The agency brings in additional service providers and consultants and modifies program design, service planning, and staffing, as needed, to serve residents with specialized care needs.

Interpretation: Examples of populations with specialized care needs include but are not limited to:

  1. older adults;
  2. children and youth with pervasive developmental disorders;
  3. children and youth who engage in fire setting;
  4. individuals who exhibit sexually reactive behavior;
  5. victims of physical, psychological or sexual abuse;
  6. LGBTQ population, especially those with gender identity issues;
  7. individuals with eating disorders; and
  8. individuals who have trouble communicating or being understood without special assistance.
Services provided by specialists are integrated into each resident’s service plan, as appropriate.

NA The agency does not serve individuals with specialized care needs.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • A description of the services provided to residents with specialized care needs
    • Documentation of residents with specialized care needs
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Residents
    • Review case records
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