CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMQ FamiliesFirst, a statewide nonprofit that helps California children and families in crisis, has earned re-accreditation from the international Council on Accreditation (COA) after completing a rigorous evaluation using best practice standards for mental health/foster care agencies.
COA is an international, independent organization that accredits family service and behavioral healthcare agencies. The detailed peer review compares the operations and results of an agency to the highest standards before accreditation is granted.
“Receiving this prestigious accreditation for the second time is the highest recognition from a committee of our peers,” said Darrell Evora, president and CEO of EMQ FamiliesFirst. “The COA team reviewed every aspect of our organization and evaluated us using world class standards of excellence for human service providers. Re-accreditation gives our families and our program partners confidence that we are achieving positive outcomes with the highest quality services.”
EMQ FamiliesFirst first sought and received accreditation from COA in 2010. Organizations may seek re-accreditation every four years.
About EMQ FamiliesFirst
EMQ FamiliesFirst is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health treatment programs in the U.S. The agency takes a state-of-the-art approach to children and youth with complex behavioral health challenges. It combines research-based services (including evidence-based therapies and psychiatric services) with a family-centered effort to identify and address the complex needs of the family. Its results for youth are, on average, 10 percentage points higher when compared to state or national averages on metrics such as living at home, staying in school and out of trouble. For information, visit www.emqff.org and follow the agency on Twitter at @emqff.