Unfortunately, there is no universal rating system in place to assess the quality of treatment programs although many facilities are beginning to track treatment outcomes. Checking the staff’s credentials, the use evidence-based treatments, a developmentally appropriate curriculum, family involvement and a strong discharge planning component are important to examine in order to assess the quality of the program.
The Partnership makes a guide available titled Questions to Ask Treatment Programs which may help you evaluate programs you are considering. Please note, some programs will offer guarantees based upon program completion and other factors. It is best to read the fine print and ask lots of questions as to how the guarantee might be voided.