Updated Youth Independent Living (YIL) Standards Released

New Core Standard for youth independent living program models integrated with residential services accommodates youth in transition.

For Private, Public, and Canadian Organizations

A new Core Standard, YIL 7 - Supportive Housing for Youth in Transition, has been added to accommodate youth independent living program models integrated with residential services.  Additionally, guidance regarding mental health screenings (Mental Health First Aid at YIL 3.02) and working with LGBT youth (YIL 7.01 & YIL 10.03) has been incorporated into the section. All updates are based on best practices and movement in the field. (YIL, PA-YIL, CA-YIL). 

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Heartland for Children is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the foster care system in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Advantage Credit Counseling Service

Mary Loftus, VP, Agency Service

Our agency is preparing for reaccreditation under the Eighth Edition Standards. The COA site is well organized and very easy to use. Our team of employees working on the reaccreditation process has found the tools index to be very helpful, particularly some of the templates.
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