WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

One Hope United offers a range of services aimed at our mission of "Protecting children and strengthening families" including early childhood education, early intervention and prevention, family preservation, foster care, residential, and adoption.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Mike Angstadt

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Hague Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Serving as a Team Leader for COA has been an enriching experience in many ways. Utilizing the Contextual Accreditation process to discern the means in which agencies, offering a variety of services, located throughout the US, Canada ,the Philippines and other countries provide best and most promising practices to their consumers has been particularly rewarding. read more>>

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 8: Service Array

The residential treatment program utilizes residents’ interests, strengths, and needs to develop a wide array of structured, supportive, therapeutic services, and educational and vocational components that combine residential and community activities, as appropriate, and offers residents choice and flexibility.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • A description of services and program activities
    • Sample of activity schedules showing opportunities for choice and options according to needs, interests, skills and functioning
    • Activity schedules showing opportunities for choice and options according to needs, interests, skills and functioning
    • Documentation that residents are able to participate in recreational or athletic activities
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Residents
    • Review case records
    • Observe the program

  • PA-RTX 8.01

    A structured, interdisciplinary program appropriate to the age, developmental level, social and emotional needs, strengths, and interests of individual residents, includes:
    1. treatment for severe emotional disturbance or mental health and substance use conditions;
    2. individual and group counseling;
    3. family therapy;
    4. educational and/or vocational programming;
    5. recreational activities;
    6. legal advocacy, as appropriate;
    7. opportunities to participate in religious observances in a faith or spirituality of choice;
    8. community cultural enrichment;
    9. positive parenting techniques, as appropriate; and  
    10. independent living preparation.

    Update:

    • Added Note - 03/15/17
      A new Note was added for crisis stabilization and short-term diagnostic programs.

    Interpretation: Unless contraindicated, family therapy occurs as frequently and practically as possible, as agreed upon by the family.
     
    Interpretation: Central coordination of services is one of the most important aspects of care for victims of human trafficking.  It provides the opportunity to develop an important, consistent connection with the staff person while the complex myriad of needed services are accessed and coordinated.

    Note: Some standards elements may not be applicable for crisis stabilization and short-term diagnostic programs due to length of stay and program design.


  • PA-RTX 8.02

    Services provide predictability, structure, support, and a positive culture that includes:
    1. a written, individualized program for each resident that reflects the voice and choice of the individual;
    2. daily living experience to effect healthy behavior change;
    3. advanced posting of schedules for structured and supervised activities;
    4. encouragement of talents and interest in music and the arts; and
    5. involvement in educational, vocational, social, athletic, and recreational programs.

    Update:

    • Added Note - 03/15/17
      A new Note was added for crisis stabilization and short-term diagnostic programs.

    Note: Some standards elements may not be appropriate for crisis stabilization and short-term diagnostic programs due to length of stay and program design. 


  • PA-RTX 8.03

    When planning milieu activities, the agency takes into account:
    1. developmental level and age;
    2. emotional stability;
    3. group characteristics;
    4. personality;
    5. skills and interests; and
    6. gender.


  • PA-RTX 8.04

    Program activities provide opportunities for residents to interact with peers in a positive, respectful, and cooperative manner.

    Interpretation: Program personnel strive to anticipate, prevent, and reduce the occurrence of bullying and other unsafe or negative peer interactions.

    Interpretation: Agencies should create a normative environment for residents while they are in care. One way this can be accomplished is by creating opportunities for children and adults to engage in activities with peers in the community. For example, sports teams, drama, choir, and musical groups promote pro-social behaviors and values. 


  • FP
    PA-RTX 8.05

    The agency evaluates residents for their ability to participate in athletic activities and obtains, as necessary:
    1. a written, signed permission slip from the resident’s legal guardian;
    2. a medical records release; 
    3. a signed document from a qualified medical professional stating that the resident is physically capable of participating; or
    4. adult waiver and release of liability.

    Update:</