The sole idea of Director, Rick Ford, the ACCADA C.A.R.E. Model is based upon his years of trauma work and experiences in developing fully integrated behavioral and family health services. The acronym is considered a staff friendly way of caring for our clients and our staff simultaneously.
The ACCADA C.A.R.E. model is more than an acronym; it is a verb, it is a way of being, it is a way to shift our perceptions of both clients and staff. The C.A.R.E. model is fluid and each letter represents a set of verbs, which intersect, interact and reinforce one another. Essentially, you cannot have one without the other.
Simply stated, being trauma-informed is a fundamental awareness that individuals, families and communities maybe confronted with adverse experiences that can affect our human spirit, our sense of safety, and our overall health (physical, emotional, spiritual, and behavioral; etc.). Consistent with trauma-informed initiatives; the ACCADA C.A.R.E. model asks the question, “What might they have experienced?” versus “What is wrong with them?” It further speaks to building an environment in which consumers feel safe to speak of the unspeakable. Most importantly, the ACCADA C.A.R.E. model emphasizes creating a safe environment for the consumers we serve, but also considers the needs of our staff; also recognizing that our staff also have experienced or are experiencing adverse life challenges.
In addition to our services in Ashland, we offer services in Loudonville. Our Loudonville office is at the Kettering Health Center, 546 North Union Street. We provide services at this location on Thursdays from 1 to 5 PM.
To schedule an appointment, call (419) 289-7675.