Standards News

Important Update to the Generic Service Summary Supplement (GSS)

06/11/2018

Private/Canadian organizations will be able to opt-in or opt-out of the GSS supplement for each applicable program as of June 11, 2018 more > >

Updated Standards for Family Foster Care and Kinship Care Services

05/10/2018

COA celebrates National Foster Care Month and releases updated Family Foster Care and Kinship Care (FKC) Standards more > >

Updated Behavior Support and Management Standards

05/09/2018

The BSM standards were developed through months of research, from feedback we’ve received on the standards throughout the years, a panel of experts,... more > >

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

For Private Organizations and Public Agencies more > >

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 > >

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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

Brewer-Porch Children's Center

James W. Thompson, Executive Director

The COA standards as applied to the operations at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center at The University of Alabama has given the administration an opportunity to examine best practice and improve the quality of care provided to clients.
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