TTI’s Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program received Exemplary Fidelity status in a fidelity review conducted in September. This extensive, two-day review was performed by the Michigan Fidelity and Assessment Team (MiFAST) contracted through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The MiFAST reviewers used a scale divided into three sections – staffing, organization and services – and 26 protocols to determine TTI’s score. They also interviewed the IPS team, other TTI employees, and individuals receiving services. TTI ultimately received a score of 116 out of 125, which makes them “exemplary” and puts them among only three teams in the state to score at this level.
In addition to receiving high marks, TTI’s IPS team was commended for “passion, dedication, respect and knowledge … regarding the IPS model.” The reviewers also said, “They (IPS) are a strong team that assists individuals in realizing their dreams and capabilities and helps them achieve those dreams.”
TTI’s IPS program is an evidence-based supported employment model designed to help individuals with mental illness find jobs in the competitive marketplace. IPS tailors employment services to match the person’s needs, talents and preferences.
TTI receives CARF accreditation
TTI has once again obtained accreditation for a period of three years from CARF International. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows TTI’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.
According to CARF, an organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.
The latest accreditation is the eighth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that CARF has awarded to TTI.