WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Northside Psychological Services is a combination of both private practice and community mental health provider. We provide services to children and adults (EAP, private insurance, private pay, etc.) in our private practice setting. In our Community Care Program, we provide services to children and adolescents in their homes.
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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

Group Living Services allow individuals who need additional support to regain, maintain, and improve life skills and functioning in a safe, stable, community-based living arrangement.

PA-GLS 11: Services for Substance Use Conditions

The agency provides substance use prevention and recovery services.

Note: PA-GLS 11 applies to all group living programs regardless of the population served to emphasize and support prevention and recovery for residents with substance use conditions. In addition, programs whose primary service is residential substance use treatment will also complete the standards for Services for Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders (PA-MHSU).

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Procedures for providing or arranging substance use prevention and recovery services
    • List of referral resources for substance abuse services
    • Documentation of residents with co-occurring conditions
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Residents
    • Review case records

  • PA-GLS 11.01

    The agency provides or makes formal arrangements with appropriate agencies to provide substance use prevention and education services according to the needs and developmental stage of the resident population.


  • PA-GLS 11.02

    The agency maintains a list of referral resources for a full continuum of services to meet the needs of residents with alcohol and other substance use-related problems.  

    Interpretation: Agencies can maximize the likelihood of a successful referral by creating MOUs or linkage agreements with providers that specialize in substance use prevention and recovery services. These types of arrangements should outline the services provided, the goals and objectives of the collaboration, and the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved.


  • PA-GLS 11.03

    Referrals to self-help or peer support group services are provided to individuals and family members as appropriate.

    Interpretation: Agencies’ policies and/or procedures should promote referrals to culturally and linguistically competent service providers when possible.

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