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

Anita Paukovits

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer

Being a COA peer reviewer has clearly played a role in my professional development and has made me a better administrator at my own agency as a result!  To be part of a professional network that is on the cutting edge of program, practice, fiscal responsibility, and insuring Best Practice across the field is an amazing opportunity.
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Purpose

Families participating in Child and Family Development and Support Services delivered through strong community partnerships gain new competencies, improve child health and well-being, improve family functioning, and make family-community connections.

PA-CFD 10: Family Supports Services

Families are linked to formal services and supports, and identify and use an informal support network.

NA The program model is not designed to provide supportive services.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • A description of services
    • Procedures for linking individuals to services and providing ongoing monitoring and follow-up
No On-Site Evidence
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Individuals served
    • Review case records

  • PA-CFD 10.01

    Families are helped to reduce social isolation and develop positive connections with others by:

    1. maintaining and strengthening their relationships with others within the family, including the extended family; and
    2. developing and expanding their informal networks, including connections with friends, neighbors, and community members.

  • PA-CFD 10.02

    Families are helped to access community services that meet basic needs and help them care for their children, including, as appropriate:

    1. food and nutrition services;
    2. health services;
    3. housing services, including transitional living arrangements;
    4. transportation services;
    5. financial assistance;
    6. child care; and
    7. respite care.

  • PA-CFD 10.03

    Families are helped to access community services that promote self-sufficiency and positive life course development, including, as appropriate:

    1. educational and literacy services, including special education;
    2. vocational and employment services, including career development and job placement; and
    3. parent education services and support groups.

  • FP
    PA-CFD 10.04

    Families are helped to access community services that address needs and problems that may impede effective parenting, including, as appropriate:

    1. counseling services;
    2. mental health services;
    3. services for substance use conditions; and
    4. domestic violence services.

    Research Note: Mothers experiencing postpartum depression may struggle to bond with and/or care for their baby; the child may experience delayed or impaired cognitive, emotional, and linguistic development as a result. ?

    Research Note: Some home visiting research suggests that the presence of mental health, substance use, and domestic violence problems may limit the effectiveness of interventions intended to reduce the incidence of child maltreatment and emphasizes the importance of ensuring that providers are prepared to: (1) recognize the presence of these risk factors, and (2) respond by linking families with all needed services.

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