WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

HeartShare assist individuals with developmental disabilities through education, day, residential and recreation programs, case management, and health services, and provides foster care/adoption services, counseling, after school and energy assistance programs, and programs for people with HIV/AIDS.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Children's Foundation of Mid America

James W. Thurman, President/CEO

Children’s Foundation of Mid America has been accredited through COA since 1983. The process of accreditation ensures that we meet or exceed the highest standards in the industry.
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Purpose

Individuals and families receiving Family Advocacy Program Services gain new competencies, improve individual and family functioning and resiliency, make connections in their community, and reduce their risk for child and domestic abuse.

Definition

Family Advocacy Program Services include a continuum of coordinated services for families at risk of, or who have experienced, family violence. Services include prevention, identification, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and follow-up of family violence including child and domestic abuse.

Note: A review of the literature suggests that individuals experiencing domestic abuse can be referred to as “victims” or “survivors.” The term “survivors” is used in these standards to encourage service delivery that empowers the individual.

Note: Please see MIL-FAP Reference List for a list of resources that informed the development of these standards.

Family Advocacy Program Services Narrative

Self-Study Evidence
    • Provide an overview of the different programs being accredited under this section. The overview should describe:
      1. the programs' service philosophy and approach to delivering services (MIL-FAP 1);
      2. eligibility criteria; and
      3. any unique or special services provided to specific populations.
    • If elements of the service (e.g., assessments) are provided by contract with outside programs or through participation in a formal, coordinated service delivery system, provide a list that identifies the providers and the service components for which they are responsible. Do not include services provided by referral.
    • Provide any other information you would like the peer review team to know about these programs.
    • As applicable, a list of groups or classes including, for each group or class:
      1. the type of activity/group;
      2. whether the activity/group is short-term or ongoing;
      3. how often the activity/group is offered;
      4. the average number of participants per session of the activity/group, in the last month; and
      5. the total number of participants in the activity/group, in the last month
    • A list of any programs that were opened, merged with other programs or services, or closed
    • A list or description of program outcomes and outputs being measured (MIL-AM 7.04)
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