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Crisis Center Accreditation Program
Working in a Crisis Intervention Setting? Consider AAS Accreditation!

AAS accreditation bears practical rewards.  Besides humanistic value of assuring minimum standards of service for persons in crisis, there are other advantages:
  • AAS accreditation validates service delivery programs that are performing according to nationally recognized standards
  • AAS accreditation examiners offer consultation tailored to the needs of an individual program, its staff and board
  • The increased visibility and credibility of an AAS-accredited program provide opportunities for modeling of program excellence to other agencies and professionals
  • AAS accreditation provides a morale boost for staff working in the field of crisis intervention
  • AAS-accredited programs have additional credibility with funding agencies and insurance companies
  • Programs seeking AAS accreditation have access to criteria for systematic, ongoing self-evaluation
  • People in life-threatening and other crises who obtain service from AAS-accredited programs are assured that staff has seriously examined their commitment to provide service according to recognized standards

For more information contact:
Joan Wright, Director of Accreditation and Certification
joanwright@suicidology.org

Resources:

Crisis Center Accreditation Preparation Webinar
Organization Accreditation Manual (Version 13) [PDF]
AAS Application for Organization Accreditation and Re-Accreditation [PDF]
List of AAS Accredited Centers [PDF]
2017 Self-Survey Accreditation Report [Word]

 

   
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