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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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Judy Kay, LCSW

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

In administration for 22 of 24 years at Child Saving Institute, a COA-accredited not-for-profit child welfare agency in Omaha, Nebraska. Retired approximately two years ago, I moved to Tucson, Arizona, where I advocate for children's rights as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to three young children.
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Purpose

Individuals participating in Mentoring Services develop supportive, positive relationships that contribute to the achievement of personal, social, and educational growth. 

PA-MS 1: Service Philosophy, Modalities, and Interventions

The program is guided by a service philosophy that:

  1. sets forth a logical approach for how the program will meet the needs of mentees; and
  2. guides the development and implementation of the program based on the best available evidence of service effectiveness.

Update:

  • Revised Standard - 04/20/18
    Modalities and interventions were removed from the standard and the self-study evidence. 

Interpretation: A program model, or similar tool, guides program development and implementation by linking the organization’s service philosophy and mission with the strategies, practices, and tools needed to integrate these into daily work. A practice model can also help staff think systematically about how the program can make a measurable difference by drawing a clear connection between mentees’ needs, available resources, program activities and supports, program outputs, and desired outcomes. 

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Service philosophy
    • Policy prohibiting corporal punishment
No On-Site Evidence
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Mentor supervisors/coordinators
      3. Mentees
      4. Mentors

  • PA-MS 1.01

    The program is guided by a philosophy that provides a logical basis for the services and support to be delivered based on program goals and the best available evidence of service effectiveness.


  • FP
    PA-MS 1.02

    Agency policy prohibits corporal punishment.

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