CMHA Vancouver-Fraser has been accredited through CARF International. Accreditation is official recognition that our organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices and is an indication of the organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of lives of persons served. CARF International awarded CMHA Vancouver-Fraser in the following services and programs: Community Employment Services: Employment Supports and Job Development, Respite Services, Community Integration Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and Prevention.
Recovery Centered Clinical System (RCCS)
The Recovery-Centered Clinical System (RCCS) is based on a belief that recovery can happen but it does not cause recovery to happen. Instead, the RCCS strives to create an environment that supports recovery. It does this by concentrating on two distinct but complementary areas: culture and conversations.
- Culture is focused on the recovery environment which includes not only the individuals served, but also staff and the interpersonal relationships that create a supportive program setting. Culture work focuses on five areas of awareness — judgment, power, uniqueness, respect and motivation — which help cultivate an environment where recovery can grow and thrive.
- Conversations are focused on the individual. It encompasses five components — identity, hope, choice, harm and connection — which help individuals to awaken and enliven their recovery process.
A Person-centered Approach
The Framework for Support is the central philosophy guiding our activities. This philosophy holds that the person experiencing mental illness is at the centre of any supportive mental health system. The goal of the Framework is to ensure that people experiencing mental illnesses live fulfilling lives in the community.