WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

As one of the largest family services agencies in the country, Child & Family Services has dedicated its resources to meet the needs of the community since 1873.
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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

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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