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Family Services of Southeast Texas strengthens families through accessible, affordable counseling services and education for issues affecting family life, mental health and employment.  We also provide comprehensive domestic violence shelter and support services.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Joint Base Charleston School Age Program

Paula B. Matthews, School Age Program Coordinator

Preparing for our after school accreditation was an awesome and very valuable learning experience for the Child and Youth Professionals at Charleston Air Force Base. Becoming familiar with and understanding the After School standards was a breeze because of the training webinars and the great customer service we received from all of the COA staff. Thank you for supporting our military families.
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Purpose

The organization’s administrative and service environments are respectful, caring, safe, and accessible, and contribute to organizational productivity and effective service delivery.

FOC
CA-ASE 8: Special Health Precautions

The organization maintains a safe and hygienic environment to limit the spread of infectious and contagious disease. 

NA The organisation is not governed by any legal or regulatory requirements associated with risk of exposure to contagious and infectious disease nor do they serve a population at high risk of TB infection.

Rating Indicators
1
The organization's practices fully meet the standard, as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the CA-ASE 8 Practice standards.
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the CA-ASE 8 Practice standards.
3
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the CA-ASE 8 Practice standards; and/or 
  • One of the Fundamental Practice Standards received a 3 or 4 rating.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the CA-ASE 8 Practice standards; and/or
  • Both of the fundamental practice standards received a 3 or 4 rating.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Description of the contagious and infectious disease prevention and/or testing program
    • Documentation of legal compliance
    • Interview:
      1. Relevant personnel

  • FP
    CA-ASE 8.01

    The organization complies with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding risk of exposure to contagious and infectious disease.

    Interpretation: COA recommends that organizations consult with local health authorities or a qualified professional about how to minimize the risk of contagious and infectious diseases to the organization’s personnel and persons served, which may include adherence to health standards and training program staff on the use of universal precautions.

    NA The organization is not governed by any legal or regulatory requirements associated with risk of exposure to contagious and infectious disease.

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g.,
    • The organization has not recently reviewed current legal and regulatory requirements.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement; e.g., 
    • The organization has been notified of compliance problems and is working with the relevant authority to remediate deficiencies.
    4
    Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all; e.g.,
    • The organization is under sanction due to noncompliance with legal or regulatory requirements.

  • FP
    CA-ASE 8.02

    The organization implements a targeted contagious and infectious disease prevention and/or testing program of direct service personnel as appropriate given the identified service population and as required by legal, regulatory, and/or contractual requirements.

    Interpretation: Local and provincial public health authorities should be an organization’s primary source of information when determining if there is a need to implement a targeted testing program among its staff and volunteers. Local public health authorities have access to epidemiological data analysis, which will help organizations assess the risk for contracting contagious and infectious diseases. Organizations should consult annually with their local health authorities for any new information or changes in the local population that might affect such risks.

    NA The organization does not serve high risk groups and is not required by law, regulations, and/or contracts to conduct such testing.

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization has assessed the need for a targeted tuberculosis program and has implemented procedures per the requirements of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g.,
    • The organization has not recently reviewed current legal and regulatory requirements.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement; e.g.,
    • The organization has been notified of compliance problems and is working with the relevant authority to remediate deficiencies.
    4
    Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all; e.g.,
    • The organization has not determined if a targeted tuberculosis testing program is necessary or required by law or regulation.
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