A Word from Our President

"When it comes to child development,  we are compelled to look at children's behavioral health. We must include behavioral health in the conversation on child development from infant to adolescence. Children's mental health impacts their socio-emotional and cognitive development. Back to school physicals should include a behavioral health screening by a licensed mental health  professional. We have to do more than just wait until there is an  outward expression of a inward problem" Freda Stevens, President &  CEO 

Behavioral Health Accreditation

Nationally Recognized Accreditation

Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services is a nationally recognized accrediting agency for behavioral health and school programs. 

Children's Behavioral Health Providers

GAACS accredits Behavioral Health organizations that provide services for Children and Adolescents including but not limited to:


  • Mental health diagnostic evaluation
  • Individual therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • School based therapy and consultation
  • Behavioral Management Services
  • Psychological Testing
  • Community Referral and Consultation
  • Evidence based prevention education

Residential treatment centers and/or  Substance Abuse programs providing help for youth with serious to serve  emotional problems may be eligible for exemptions depending on the state  where the program is located. 

Accreditation Award & Annual Reporting

Green Apple Behavioral Health Accreditation is valid for three (3) years when once again, a provider has to reapply for accreditation. Green Apple accredited providers submit an annual report the second year of accreditation.  

Behavioral Health Forms

Click the link to complete your application