Whaley Children’s Center awarded CARF International Accreditation

FLINT — CARF International announced that Whaley Children’s Center has been accredited for a period of three years for its Children and Adolescent Counseling and Residential Treatment programs.

This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Whaley Children’s Center. It is the highest level of endorsement obtainable and will extend through October 2015.

As noted on the certification, CARF accreditation is an indication of an organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern on practice excellence in the accredited body. “We are pleased to be recognized as one the nation’s most effective children’s residential and treatment facilities,” said Kevin Roach, President and CEO of Whaley Children’s Center. He continued, “This is a testament to our continuous and never ending effort towards quality improvement and providing superior programs and services for children and families in need.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

Whaley Children’s Center is an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1926 that provides residential child care services to children age 5- 17 years old who have suffered chronic and profound abuse and neglect. The services provided to children and families include residential treatment, group homes, and family counseling and aftercare service.

To learn more about Whaley Children’s Center, visit www.whaleychildren.org.G.G.

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