Sieda Community Action Behavioral Health and Treatment Services (BHTS) has received another three-year accreditation by CARF International; CARF’s highest level of accreditation available to a behavioral health program. With this, the Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment services is one of a handful of programs in Southeast Iowa accredited to serve adults, adolescents, and children who struggle with alcohol and drug abuse and dependency.

CARF accreditation is awarded to agencies who exemplify their commitment to improving the quality of lives of the persons served. Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services once again demonstrated a pattern of practice excellence in the services they provide, personnel they employ, and clinical documentation.  Brian Dunn, Executive Director of Sieda Community Action, was very pleased with the announcement of their accreditation.

“In 2013 we received the highest-possible accreditation on our first attempt. Since then, we have achieved that honor twice more. I’m extremely proud of our BHTS staff and their work to provide the best possible service to our clients.

Even with organizations receiving full, unqualified accreditation, CARF makes recommendations for improvement as part of their review process. In the overwhelming majority of the areas reviewed, Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services received no recommendations for improvement. This further demonstrates the fantastic work done by BHTS leadership and our counseling staff, and reinforces our position as one of the best behavioral health services in Southern Iowa.”