Certification of Family Inclusion Standards for Recovery Oriented Adult Behavioral Health Programs
2018 Best Practice Standards Involving Participant-Identified “Family” in Behavioral Treatment and Recovery Programs
The FRN Family Involvement (FI) Standards are part of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health/ Intellectual disAbility Services Practice Guidelines.
Statement of Purpose:
Family Inclusion certification is designed to help providers implement best practices in family inclusion.
Summary of Best Practice Standards:
To conform to FRN FI Best Practice Standards, providers must, at a minimum, adopt the following as formal policies and procedures, and formally monitor participant records for documentation of the ongoing use of these practices.
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1. Obtain a Release of Information
2. Contact the Family
3. Offer Ongoing Support, Guidance, and Resources to all Families
4. Engage the Participant in Conversation around Family
5. Engage Family in Recovery Planning
6. Provide All Staff Regular Training &Supervision Around Family Inclusion
7. Formally Monitor Ongoing Staff Family Inclusion Practices
8. Collect Regular Feedback from Family
9. Recruit Family to Serve on Boards, Committees, or Other Advocacy Groups
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