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Release of Updated Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs

02/01/2018

Every year millions of children and youth attend out-of-school time programs, and millions more might attend if more programs were available.  In an...

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Field Comment: Behavior Support and Management Standards

01/16/2018

Participate in this important update! Review the drafts of our updated standards for Behavior support and management services by February 16! more > >

Updated Standards for Family Preservation and Stabilization Services Standards

11/20/2017

Our standards for Family Preservation and Stabilization Services Standards (FPS) have been updated. The updates reflect best practices in the field...

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Updated Standards Supporting Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act Released

11/01/2017

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Updated Disaster Recovery Standards

10/17/2017

Our Disaster Recovery Case Management standards were updated to provide further guidance to organizations responding to incidents of mass violence... more > >

Updated Standards for Homelessness Services Now Available

07/17/2017

Best practices in addressing homelessness are now incorporated in COA’s standards for homelessness services more > >

New Standards to Support Youth and Promote Resiliency

06/08/2017

COA's new Youth Psychosocial Services standards facilitate childhood development and resiliency using a holistic approach that improves family... more > >

NEW National Accreditation Standards for Public Agencies

08/01/2016

COA releases standards that provide a detailed roadmap for public agencies seeking to increase effectiveness as they strive to improve outcomes for... more > >

Updated Youth Independent Living (YIL) Standards Released

03/25/2016

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

Updated Standards Supporting the Use of Technology Now Available

02/25/2016

COA partnered with a diverse panel of subject matter experts to strengthen standards relating to technology adoption and utilization as well as... more > >

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