Partner Organizations

COA partners with organizations around a variety of projects, including standards development, research, advocacy, government relations and promotion of best practices in organizational performance and service delivery.   The following is a list of additional partners; we encourage you to learn more about the work that they do by visiting their website:

Black Administrators in Child Welfare (BACW)
As a membership and advocacy organization, the mission of the Black Administrators in Child Welfare is to advocate for culturally-appropriate services for African American children and families in the child welfare system and to promote the development and support of African American leaders in the field.

National AfterSchool Association (NAA)
The National AfterSchool Association is the leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.

National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) & National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES)
NAPSEC, established in 1971, represents private special education programs across the US that provide services to individuals with disabilities. NCASES, an accrediting body for private special education services, established by NAPSEC in 1993, ensures excellence in private specialized education programs. NAPSEC and COA offer a joint site visit option for organizations that pursue both accreditations simultaneously.

National Guardianship Association
The National Guardianship Association makes it our mission to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is dedicated to the well-being of all American Indian children and families.

Prevent Child Abuse America
To prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Stillwater-based FamilyMeans provides services in budget and credit counseling, mental health, collaborative divorce, caregiver support, youth programming, and an employee assistance program. 
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Children's Foundation of Mid America

James W. Thurman, President/CEO

Children’s Foundation of Mid America has been accredited through COA since 1983. The process of accreditation ensures that we meet or exceed the highest standards in the industry.
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