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Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Hunkapi Programs 2015 Farm to Table Gala

Watching a vision come to life is pretty amazing, isn’t it?!
Especially, when you are moving with people driven by purpose, great vision and love.
Hunkapi is a Lakota word meaning we are all related. In essence, we ALL need one another to grow and thrive. Hunkapi Farms therapeutic programs, including horse, garden and mindfulness therapy creates the best care, the strongest relationships and more peace for individuals and families.
Terra Schadd of Hunkapai Farms proves farm is chic! 

On November 22, the first annual Farm to Table Gala benefiting the programs at Hunkapi Farms and sponsored by No Woman Left Behind.

Seventy five percent of the clientele that Hunkapi serves are diagnosed with:autism spectrum disorders, ADD, oppositional defiant disorders, emotional disorders and PTSD.
Congratulations to Terra Schaad, Executive Director, and her team for a most beautiful heart opening event. To learn more about Hunkapai please visit http://hunkapi.org.

CHAPTER 5 Treatment Programs Awarded Behavioral Health Care Accreditation 

Chapter 5 Treatment Programs announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective care.
Chapter 5 underwent a rigorous on-site survey in September, 2015. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for Yes, September 17, thanks for inquiring. We would love to have your partici=
pation this year. I know Seth Born very well... great guy! the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. On-site observations and interviews also were conducted.

Established in 1969, The Joint Commission's Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program currently accredits more than 2,100 organizations for a three-year period. Accredited organizations provide treatment and services within a variety of settings across the care continuum for individuals who have mental health, addiction, eating disorder, intellectual/developmental disability, and/or child-welfare related needs.

"Joint Commission accreditation provides behavioral health care organizations with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas related to the care of individuals and their families," said Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program, The Joint Commission. "We commend Chapter 5 for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves."

"Chapter 5 is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," added Peter Thomas, Executive Director at Chapter 5, "Since our founding in 2003, Chapter 5 has been driven toward consistent quality and improvement. It has always been our goal to serve our clients at the highest level, and to be good neighbors in the community we serve. We are delighted to have achieved accreditation, and by the opportunity it presents for continued quality and improvement."

The Joint Commission's behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation -with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

For details on Chapter 5 in Prescott, AZ: www.chapter5recovery.com, call 888 541-0690  email  Ben@Chapter5Recovery.com.

2016 Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference

Join fellow criminal justice, healthcare, behavioral health and social work professionals next year for this 2.5-day conference to help improve Arizona’s problem solving courts.
Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals (AADCP) and the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference will be held once again in Prescott, AZ, April 25-27, 2016.

This year’s theme is All Rise for Solutions. Join with probation and parole staff, judges, attorneys, behavioral health providers, social workers, law enforcement, and problem solving court coordinators for education on how we can better serve those throughout Arizona who have involvement with problem solving courts.
We are seeking proposals for breakout sessions within a variety of tracks, including Core Principles, Juveniles/Young Adults, Mental Health, Treatment, and Veterans. Click here to submit a presentation proposal. The deadline to submit your proposal is January 1, 2014.
Contact Tara O’Brien, at tara.obrien@asu.edu