May 31, 2018 | Maeve O’Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CDWF
The lessons I have learned in my compliance leadership position have continued to reinforce the idea that as behavioral health professionals, we could all benefit from a heart-focused compliance and ethics program.
Recovery Centers of America has opened a large inpatient, outpatient and detox facility in Maryland, which has a capacity of about 2,500 patients per year, generating approximately $40 million in annual revenue.
Sexual harassment training should include information on how to file a complaint if harassment occurs. However, BHE has discovered in a recent survey that 15% of treatment centers don't offer any training at all.
BHE recently surveyed its audience on today's workforce issues, and respondents clearly sense there’s an inadequate supply of clinical employees. In fact, almost half have abandoned expansion plans because of concerns about finding enough staff.
When I consider the idea of prevention—not unlike the prevention efforts we rally around for addiction or suicide—I think about how we must do better, insisting that men/boys come to understand the impact sexual harassment has.
Not being able to meet the demand for behavioral health services is one thing, but the workforce crisis is further exacerbated by high turnover rates as employees take advantage of a competitive job market.