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Family First Prevention Services Act

05/21/2018

New legislation mandates that all Residential Treatment Providers become accredited to become Qualified Residential Treatment Programs by October 1,... more > >

New Self-Paced Training to Introduce You and Your Team to COA Accreditation

02/07/2017

Unsure about accreditation with COA? This is a great place to start. OR, are you in the process of COA accreditation and need to develop buy-in and... more > >

Call to Action - Callers in Crisis Need Local Support

01/03/2017

Does Your Agency Operate a Crisis Call Center? If So, Lifeline Needs You! more > >

Download the New PQI Tool Kit

09/21/2016

The COA Training department is pleased to release the PQI Tool Kit to better assist Private and Canadian organizations in developing and refining...

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Mike Angstadt's Consuelo Foundation Peer Reviewer Award Acceptance Speech

09/06/2016

In his acceptance speech at COA's 2016 Conference, Consuelo Foundation Peer Reviewer Award Winner,  Mike Angstadt reminded us that no one is as smart...

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Launch of COA’s New Maintenance of Accreditation Process

05/13/2016

COA summarizes the key changes associated with it's new MOA process more > >

Navigating the New Technological Frontier: Let Best Practices Be Your Guide

05/09/2016

In an article published to NTEN's blog, COA President & CEO, Richard Klarberg offers guidance for organizations using technology to deliver services more > >

Revised Rating Indicators to be in Effect Summer 2016

04/04/2016

Launching this summer will be additional guidance for organizations and volunteers. The intent of the rating indicators is to improve inter-rater... more > >

Crosswalk Released Demonstrating Alignment between COA's Standards and the Criteria for CCBHCs

10/21/2015

The COA and CCBHC crosswalk is designed as a resource to inform states that COA accredited organizations possess the capacity to operate as CCBHCs by... more > >

COA to Attend Upcoming Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1993 Hague Adoption Convention

05/20/2015

COA’s Director of Hague Accreditation, Jayne Schmidt, will be travelling to the Hague as a representative on the US government’s delegation at the...

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Private Organization Accreditation

As one of the largest family services agencies in the country, Child & Family Services has dedicated its resources to meet the needs of the community since 1873.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Family Services of the North Shore

Kathleen Whyte, Manager of Human Resources / Accreditation Coordinator

Family Services of the North Shore is about to enter our third accreditation cycle with COA. Accreditation has provided us with a framework that enables us to demonstrate accountability to our clients, our funders and our donors. There is no question that the accreditation process and COA have benefited our agency.
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