Trails Granted Three-Year CARF Accreditation Renewal
Reinforcing its long-term commitment to care and service, Trails Carolina has been granted a renewal of its three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
CARF is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the quality of healthcare services and continually improve care and outcomes for individuals and their families. Through receiving this accreditation renewal, Trails demonstrates that children and families that choose their program will receive safe, trauma-informed, and recovery-focused care that prioritizes re-integrating the child into their family and community.
“We were first accredited by CARF in 2014 and are really proud of the high bar they hold for us and that we meet those standards year after year,” shared Executive Director Jeremey Whitworth.
With outdoor behavioral healthcare under media scrutiny in recent years, programs such as Trails, which improve therapeutic and safety practices and demonstrate their commitment to providing high-quality care, are leading the field of outdoor adventure programs. Demonstrating third-party accountability through this accreditation process is important to families served by Trails. It also serves as an exemplar for other outdoor behavioral healthcare programs to follow suit. Just as its staff members act as positive role models for youth in their program, Trails seeks to consistently exceed the standards for quality of care and positive outcomes in their field. Through accreditation, third-party verified outcome data, a hybrid model of base camps and wilderness excursions, and strong academic programming, Trails continues to help youth and their families heal and discover a healthier, more connected future.
About Trails Carolina
Trails Carolina is a nature-based therapy program located in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. The program helps students, aged 10-17-years-old, work through behavioral and/or emotional diﬃculties. The clinically sophisticated and time-tested program engages students through wilderness therapy, mindfulness and yoga, equine-assisted therapy, intentional transitions, parent involvement, and academic engagement. Founded in 2008, the program is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council and the academic program is COGNIA certified for academic excellence. For more information, visit http://www.trailscarolina.com or call Julia Andrick at 208-255-6920.