WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Germaine Lawrence is a residential treatment center for girls ages 12-18 with complex behavioral, psychological and learning challenges.   Girls live at our programs while receiving special education, individual, family and group therapy; psychiatric and primary medical care; and a wide variety of therapeutic activities and interventions.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Judy Kay, LCSW

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

In administration for 22 of 24 years at Child Saving Institute, a COA-accredited not-for-profit child welfare agency in Omaha, Nebraska. Retired approximately two years ago, I moved to Tucson, Arizona, where I advocate for children's rights as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to three young children.
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Purpose

Individuals and families who receive Case Management Services access and use resources and supports that build on their strengths and meet their service needs.

Definition

Case Management Services plan, secure, coordinate, monitor, and advocate for unified goals and services with organizations and personnel on behalf of individuals and families.

Intensive Case Management services provide a coordinated, comprehensive array of services through the ongoing support of and frequent contact with a trusting, caring case manager.

Research Note: Research on case management is, for the most part, focused on specific populations. Additionally, numerous models, approaches, and definitions of case management are present throughout the literature. Generally, case management programs provide assessment, service planning, referral for services, monitoring, and advocacy. Research suggests that case management services may contribute to positive outcomes for older adults, persons with psychiatric disabilities, substance abusers, and other populations.

Note: Standards for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs are found in COA’s standards for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PSR).

Note: COA’s Case Management Services standards apply to stand-alone case management programs. Organizations that provide Foster Care Case Management Services are accredited under COA’s Family Foster C