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Therapeutic Interventions Working to Become the Provider of Choice for LGBTQ+ Youth

Press Release

Therapeutic Interventions Working to Become the Provider of Choice for LGBTQ+ Youth

For Immediate Release

Nashville, TN & Cookeville, TN

June 16, 2021

 

Therapeutic Interventions have served Tennessee’s children and families for over 20 years. A bedrock principle of our agency is to support the children and youth entrusted to our care, no matter what. Over the years, we have seen an increase in LGBTQ+ youth entering foster care in Tennessee. Time and again, our foster parents and our team have stepped up to the plate to ensure that every child can be part of a safe and caring family. Our agency aspires to be the provider of choice for LGBTQ+ youth in foster care in Tennessee. We believe that every child deserves unconditional love and acceptance. We encourage people of all backgrounds to become foster parents and to be part of something that matters. Today’s reality is that LGBTQ+ youth enter a foster care system ill-equipped to meet their needs, which often subjects them to additional discrimination and trauma. Therapeutic Interventions is working to be a leader in the foster care system in supporting youth who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community by recruiting affirming foster parents and ensuring our team members and foster parents are highly trained and well supported. We are inspired by a vision of the future in which all children are valued, nurtured, secure, and safe. Our foster parents provide stable, compassionate, informed, and committed care which all children need to achieve permanence. To learn more about becoming a foster parent, please visit www.tiicares.com or call 833-LUV-KIDS, x 105 or x114.   

Therapeutic Interventions Achieves National Accrediation

Press Release

Therapeutic Intervention Achieves National Accreditation

 

Nashville, TN & Cookeville, TN May 17, 2021:  

Therapeutic Interventions has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Therapeutic Interventions provides the following services: therapeutic foster care and foster to adopt. It took Therapeutic Interventions 10 months to achieve accreditation. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of Therapeutic Interventions’ programs, services, management, and administration.

COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement.

To achieve COA accreditation, Therapeutic Interventions first provided written evidence of compliance with the COA standards.  Thereafter, a group of specially trained volunteer Peer Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff, and clients.

Based on their findings, COA’s volunteer-based Accreditation Commission voted that Therapeutic Interventions had successfully met the criteria for accreditation.

An endorsement of COA and the value of its accreditation process is reflected in it being named by the US State Department as the sole national independent accrediting body under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to accredit intercountry adoption service providers. In addition, COA is the only national accreditor designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop accreditation standards and processes for human service programs provided to military personnel and their families.

Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 organizations — voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small — have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. Presently, COA has a total of 47 service standards that are applicable to over 125 different types of programs. To learn more about COA, please visit www.coanet.org.

Therapeutic Interventions offers therapeutic foster care and foster to adopt to Tennessee’s children and youth in the Greater Nashville, Middle Tennessee, Upper Cumberland, and East Tennessee regions. Therapeutic Interventions has been providing services to Tennessee’s children and families since 1997.