WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area's mission is to provide the best non-profit community service, dedicated to delivering professional and confidential counseling, debt management, housing counseling and consumer education to all segments of the community regardless of ability to pay.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Brewer-Porch Children's Center

James W. Thompson, Executive Director

The COA standards as applied to the operations at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center at The University of Alabama has given the administration an opportunity to examine best practice and improve the quality of care provided to clients.
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Purpose

The agency’s administrative and service environments contribute to agency effectiveness and are respectful, safe, and accessible.

FOC
PA-ASE 5: Tools and Equipment

Safety procedures govern service recipient’s use of equipment, tools, and appliances at the agency’s facilities or in the field and:
  1. personnel evaluate the potential hazards associated with a service recipient’s use of a particular tool, appliance, or piece of equipment;
  2. identify whether its use is appropriate to the user’s age and competency level; and 
  3. directly supervise the use of the item by service recipients as necessary.

Interpretation: "Equipment, tools, and appliances" include any item with the potential to cause harm to service recipients if used inappropriately. This can include appliances such as microwaves or coffee makers that could be found in a kitchen or milieu. It can also include items used for arts and crafts such as glue guns, as well as sporting and outdoor equipment.

NA Service recipients use of tools, appliances, or equipment is limited to the supervised use of common office supplies.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    County/Municipality Administered Agency, State Administered Agency (Central Office), or other Public Entity
    • Safety procedures governing service recipients' use of equipment, tools, and appliances
    State Administered Agency (Regional Office)
    • No Self-Study Evidence
    All Agencies
    • Case records or other documentation regarding service recipients' use of tools, equipment, or appliances
    All Agencies
    • Interview:
      1. Relevant personnel
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