"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
Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services is a nationally recognized accrediting agency for behavioral health and school programs.
GAACS accredits Behavioral Health organizations that provide services for Children and Adolescents including but not limited to:
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.
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.