Boys Town Gets Near-Perfect Accreditation Score from the Teaching Family Association
Boys Town’s (boystown.org) Home Campus Family Home Program once again received its three-year accreditation from the Teaching Family Association with excellent ratings, following a rigorous five-day review earlier in the year. The review included personal observations by a team of four experienced evaluators, as well as interviews with Boys Town Family-Teachers and youth-care workers, who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of the nonprofit’s residential kids. Accreditation covers nine technical areas, and Boys Town received perfect or near-perfect scores in eight of those categories, as well as receiving perfect scores in every Teaching-Family model element, including teaching, self-determination, relationships, family-sensitive approach, diversity, and professionalism.
With nearly 350 boys and girls living in 60 Family Homes, the Boys Town Home Campus Family Home Program is one of the largest residential care communities in the country. Boys Town adopted the Teaching-Family Model in 1974, transitioning from a dormitory-style care approach to one that provides therapeutic care for youth in a family-style setting. With more than 30 years of studies and results, the Teaching-Family Model is one of the strongest and most studied evidence-based programs available for treatment.
Boys Town believes that every child deserves a future, and to fulfill that dream provides compassionate, high-quality care to at-risk children, focusing on the love, support, and education they need to thrive. Learn more at boystown.org or on Facebook (@BoysTownMission)