Updated Standards for Family Preservation and Stabilization Services Standards

Our standards for Family Preservation and Stabilization Services Standards (FPS) have been updated. The updates reflect best practices in the field around trauma-informed service delivery, cultural responsiveness, suicide prevention, Mental Health First Aid, respecting LGBT and gender non-conforming services recipients, and safety planning for families and for the direct care workers providing in-home services to them. In light of some of the more therapeutic components of preventive services undertaken by many providers, we have expanded guidelines on implementing the various modalities, interventions, and evidence-based practices that organizations may employ. Lastly, the most recent Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) updates have been integrated into the section with considerations around the applicability of these regulations to family preservation services within and outside of the context of family reunification.

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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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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Bonnie Bagley

Volunteer Roles: Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

I have found that being a COA Volunteer builds my professional skills and experience in ways that more traditional workshops do not. The opportunity to learn about best practices through the COA standards and then see how agencies implement them is truly a growth experience.
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