Best practice care | Blue sky | Newfoundland

Best practice care

In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need to have residential care programs for children and youth.  But we all know that we don’t live in an ideal world.  Sometimes, families need extra help and support.

Blue sky has become a leading practice organization by learning from those who are experts in residential care.   We have adopted our CARE (Children and Residential Experiences) practice framework and our TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) programs from the Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University - internationally recognized as a leader in residential care. 

At Blue sky we recognize that theoretical frameworks are not enough to ensure excellent care, so in 2012 we voluntarily sought third-party accreditation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).   Accreditation is a way of demonstrating that an organization has checks and balances in place to ensure quality care.   We were delighted to become the first organization in Newfoundland and Labrador to receive a three year accreditation for our Congregate Care and Residential Treatment programs.

NEW - Download Blue sky's 2015 CARF Survey Report

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10 reasons why CARF accreditation is so important


Accreditation Canada


The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention System