WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Lutheran Social Services of New England is a high-performing nonprofit organization. LSS is a powerful difference maker and go-to resource, driving ourselves to constantly anticipate futures that are different from the past. For 140 years, LSS has been caring for people in need in New England.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Mike Angstadt

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Hague Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Serving as a Team Leader for COA has been an enriching experience in many ways. Utilizing the Contextual Accreditation process to discern the means in which agencies, offering a variety of services, located throughout the US, Canada ,the Philippines and other countries provide best and most promising practices to their consumers has been particularly rewarding. read more>>

Purpose

Customers who participate in non-medical counseling identify and build on strengths, develop skills to manage situational change, and improve functioning in daily activities at home, at work, and in their community.

Definition

Non-Medical Individual and Family Counseling is short-term and solution-focused counseling provided to individuals, couples, and families. Emphasis is on helping customers cope with the stresses of daily living and adapt to the military lifestyle through personal growth, positive development, and improved individual and family functioning.

Update:

  • Revised Standard - 09/01/17
    The MIL-NMC standards were revised in September 2017 to reflect current practice. 

Note: MFR programs will only be reviewed under Non-Medical Individual and Family Counseling (MIL-NMC) when MFR program staff are providing counseling services directly. If counseling services are provided to the local military community through the Military and Family Life Counselor Program or Military OneSource, the section will not apply.

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

Note: The MIL-NMC standards were revised in September 2017 to reflect current practice. For more information please refer to the MIL-NMC Update Summary

Non-Medical Individual and Family Counseling Narrative

Self-Study Evidence
    • Provide any information you would like the Peer Review Team to know about the MFR program’s non-medical individual and family counseling services.
    • As applicable, a list of groups including, for each group:
      1. the type of group;
      2. whether the group is short-term or ongoing;
      3. how often the group is offered;
      4. the average number of participants per session of the group, in the last month; and
      5. the total number of participants in the 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 MIL-NMC outcomes and outputs being measured
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