Seasons Center Continues Push for Evidence-Based Services Excellence

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October 25, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - The Society for Evidence-Based Professionals, EBP Society andJoyfields Institute for Evidence-Based Professionals jointly announced today that Seasons - Center for Behavioral Health of Spencer, Iowa achieved re-Certification as an Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO)

"We are pleased to announce that Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has met the requirements for renewal of its status as a Certified Evidence-Based Organizations (CEBO). Findings during the re-certification assessment process indicate the organization continues to demonstrate a number of strengths in the five key components of an Evidence-Based Organization (EBO)", said Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute. For  re-certification, an organizarion is subject to a rigorous self evaluation overseen by an evidence-based expert evaluator. Specifically, the agency is;

  • Building knowledge and use of evidence based policies, programs, and practices
  • Demonstrating of effective leadership
  • Organizational culture and assessment
  • Strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation
  • Building capacity and sustainability

Mr. Nwoko congratulated the team for its commitment to proven methods which insure clients' success, saying, "We congratulate Seasons Center for Behavioral Health and its entire staff of professionals for their commitment to the citizens its serves. They maintain a standard to which every organization charged with working with people ought to aspire".

In a statement Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Executive Director, Kim Scorza said, “Becoming a CEBO has benefited Seasons in multiple ways. It has helped us with successful grant writing, building a donor base for fund development, and in recruiting and hiring qualified staff... Most importantly though, we have seen successful outcomes for our clients and their families."

Mr. Nwoko further stated, ‘...employees and their clients seeking supports and services, voluntarily or otherwise, must have confidence in organizations they depend on. Seasons Center clearly is one such organization"


Seasons - Center for Behavioral Health is a comprehensive Behavioral Health Center offering a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral health services to the people and communities in Northwest Iowa since 1959. Seasons is a registered not-for-profit organization.Seasons-logo

The agency provides exceptional care through highly skilled, dedicated, and passionate employees who use evidence-based practices,
as well as innovative treatment techniques to best serve clients and their families..

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EBP Society is the Society for Evidence-Based Professionals.  The organization is dedicated to enhance capacity and help drive human and social services careers by;ebpsociety logo

  • Easing access to streamlined training and capacity building programs for professionals
  • Providing a one-stop on-line access to evidence-based education and resources, and
  • Facilitating professional certifications to strengthen career development for evidence-based professionals

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Joyfields Institute standardized evidence based & strength-centered programs and supports training and performance evaluation through its annual workshops, conferences and webcasts.  The institute introduced EvalMeasures Software, featuring apps to help evidence-based professionals gather, evaluate and report performance data.  Learn more at www.joyfields.orgjoyfields-logo

The Certified Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO) program provides a standard method for systematically building capacity as an Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO), and recognizes the abilities and accomplishments organizations demonstrate in the area of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices. The program is established as an outstanding opportunity for organizations to enhance their evidence-based approaches and the culture and proficiencies they possess. Learn more at



Joyfields Institute
Tom Jaeger
[email protected]
(770) 409-8780

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Kim Studer
[email protected]
(800) 242-5101 Ext. 1334

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