CARF International was formed in 1966 by two national organizations — the Association of Rehabilitation Centers (ARC) and the National Association of Sheltered Workshops and Homebound Programs (NASWHP) — that had been developing standards for their respective memberships for about a decade. In September 1966, the two organizations agreed to pool their interests in setting standards and formed the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, now known as CARF International. CARF’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of standards and quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have set high performance standards for themselves and have made a commitment to their constituents to deliver the highest quality services. CARF is proud to recognize Northstar Psychological Services as one of these outstanding providers.
CARF accreditation is an objective and reliable verification that provides confidence and support to an organization’s service recipients, board members, staff and community partners. The CARF accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of both an organization’s administrative operations and its service delivery practices. All are “measured” against national standards of best practice. These standards emphasize services that are accessible, appropriate, culturally responsive, evidence based, and outcomes-oriented. In addition, they confirm that the services are provided by a skilled and supported workforce and that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
Because CARF reviews and accredits the entire organization, not just specific programs, you can have confidence in the credibility, integrity and achievement of your entire organization.
CARF congratulated Northstar Psychological Services for their hard work and wonderful achievement and is proud to have NPS as part of CARF’s Community of Excellence.