Cascade Centers, Inc. Receives National Accreditation

PORTLAND, OR. – Cascade Centers, Inc. (Cascade) was recently accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). The AAS is a national leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education, training, development of standards and resources, and through survivor support services. Cascade Centers, Inc. is one of three organizations in Oregon that has been accredited by AAS. Cascade is the only Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in the nation to be accredited by the AAS. The accreditation is the result of a rigorous review of Cascade's crisis services and procedures and certifies that Cascade's service delivery methods meet nationally recognized standards.

Joan Wright, Director of Crisis Services Accreditation & Certification Programs with the AAS said “Cascade has done an excellent job of assuring that their crisis service does not take a back seat to their other services. They have an excellent service as a result of a well–organized training program for their new employees”.

The accreditation process included a review of Cascade's written documents and an onsite review to evaluate Cascade's organizational structure, screening and training of crisis workers, service delivery system, ethical standards and practice, community integration, and program evaluation. Customers and clients served by Cascade can be assured that Cascade delivers crisis services at the highest standards utilizing best practices.

Founded in 1975, Cascade Centers, Inc. is a privately held firm that provides a variety of services locally and nationally to public and private organizations including: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Work/Life Services, Wellness Programs, Organizational Development, a Military Helpline, and Executive Coaching.

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