WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Sweetser, a Maine non-profit agency operating since 1828, provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services. Statewide, it serves around 15,000 consumers a year, including children, adults, and families in outpatient, office-based, and residential settings.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Holy Family Institute

Sister Linda Yankoski, President/CEO

The Council On Accreditation provides all stakeholders involved in the delivery of social services the assurance that the organization is credible, effective, and is committed to quality improvement. The COA process is an important tool for anyone involved in leading an organization to establish best practices and maintaining and updating these practices over time.
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Purpose

Customers 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 family violence.

MIL-FAP 1: Service Philosophy

The MFR program’s delivery of FAP services is guided by a service philosophy that:

  1. establishes the foundational principles that inform all aspects of service delivery;
  2. is based on the best available evidence of service effectiveness;
  3. reflects the input of the MFR program’s customers and community partners;
  4. is family focused, trauma informed, and designed to identify and build on strengths, supports, and protective factors;
  5. establishes a comprehensive, community approach to family violence prevention, intervention, and treatment;
  6. is grounded in the social and cultural context of the military community; and
  7. is understood by staff.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • MIL-FAP service philosophy
    • Evidence base for selected interventions, when applicable
    • Interview:
      1. MFR program director
      2. Relevant staff
      3. Customers
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