The leadership of KidsPeace is proud to announce that  KidsPeace National Centers of Georgia was granted Gold Seal Approval by the Joint Commission on May 19, 2009. After a rigorous review and evaluation by Joint Commission staff, this prestigious accreditation is testament to the fact that KidsPeace Georgia meets the Joint Commission's stringent national standards for quality of health care and safety. This Gold Seal Approval applies to the National Centers of Georgia and the KidsPeace Wellness & Behavioral Health Center, both located on a 25-acre campus in Bowdon, Georgia.

Executive Director Scott Merritt credits the entire staff for its dedication and commitment to the best available care and healing of the children who reside on campus or visit the Wellness and Behavioral Health Center on an outpatient basis. "Every associate who serves these children shares in this recognition," Merritt says. "We are extremely proud of everyone who gives his or her best to provide healing to our children, many of whom have been through the worst."

KidsPeace National Centers of Georgia provides Room, Board and Watchful Oversight services to boys and girls ages 11-17 who are ready to step down from a higher level of hospitalization or who require more intensive services than they can receive in the community, as well males with sexual disorders who are housed in a separate, secure, self-contained unit that provides structure and 24-hour supervision. These children attend a fully accredited, on-campus private school and receive outpatient treatment from the on-campus Wellness and Behavioral Health Center from a highly skilled interdisciplinary team.