WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Sweetser, a Maine non-profit agency operating since 1828, provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services. Statewide, it serves around 15,000 consumers a year, including children, adults, and families in outpatient, office-based, and residential settings.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Nicole Deprez-Garrity, M.Ed.

Volunteer Roles: Endorser, Lead Endorser

Nicole Deprez-Garrity is a lead After School Endorser based in Germany.
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Purpose

Youth participating in Psychosocial Services (PA-YPS) receive community based services that facilitate childhood development and resiliency using a holistic approach that improves family functioning and increases child well-being and safety.

PA-YPS 9: Aftercare and Follow-Up

The agency and youth work together to develop an aftercare plan. Follow-up occurs whenever possible and appropriate.

Interpretation: While the decision to develop an aftercare plan is based on the wishes of the youth and their primary caregiver unless aftercare is mandated, the agency is expected to be strongly proactive with respect to aftercare planning.
 

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Aftercare and follow-up procedures
No On-Site Evidence
    • Interview:
      1. Clinical or program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Individuals or families served
    • Review Case Records

  • PA-YPS 9.01

    The aftercare plan is developed sufficiently in advance of case closing to ensure an orderly transition.


  • PA-YPS 9.02

    Aftercare plans identify services needed or desired by the youth and their primary caregiver and specify steps for obtaining these services.


  • PA-YPS 9.03

    The agency takes the initiative to explore suitable resources and contact service providers when appropriate.


  • PA-YPS 9.04

    The agency follows up on the aftercare plan, as appropriate, when possible, and with the permission of the youth and primary caregiver.
     

    Interpretation: Reasons why follow-up may not be appropriate include, but are not limited to, cases where the person’s participation is involuntary.

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