Private Organization Accreditation

Family Services of Southeast Texas strengthens families through accessible, affordable counseling services and education for issues affecting family life, mental health and employment.  We also provide comprehensive domestic violence shelter and support services.


Jane Bonk, Ph.D., LCSW

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Dr. Jane Bonk is a team leader, evaluator, and commissioner who has led over 25 site visits for COA.
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Your Input is Essential

COA’s Standards undergo review and comment by hundreds of professionals while they are posted on the COA website during a Field Comment period.  The feedback and commentary shared through draft standard reviews is essential to creating standards that reflect current trends, best practice principles and continuous quality improvement.   In addition, the input and guidance received provides the diverse perspectives necessary to develop rigorous yet practical standards.   

Please take a moment to review COA’s Standards currently undergoing field comment or note those that are upcoming to ensure you have the opportunity to share your invaluable perspective.  We look forward to receiving your feedback!

Current Field Comment

Youth Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program Standards for Private, Public and Canadian Organizations 

Deadline to Submit: Thursday, April 20, 2017

In an effort to better fit our standards to the multitude of programs organizations we accredit offer, COA has developed a set of standards for Youth Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs (YPS). The new YPS standards will apply to organizations who provide minimally intrusive interventions aimed towards helping youth with behavioral or emotional dysregulation while maintaining them in the community or least restrictive setting. Pulling from the literature on the wraparound approach to treatment, resiliency promotion, and the psychosocial needs of youth, as well as feedback from a panel of experts, we are submitting a draft of the new standards for field comment.

How to Submit Your Feedback

  1. Follow this link to download the draft YPS standards.
  2. Provide your comments directly in the document using tracked changes.
  3. Send the document with your tracked changes/comments to Isabelle Leventhal by COB Thursday, April 20.

Questions regarding the field comment process or the standards can be directed to Isabelle Leventhal, Standards Associate.

Thank you for your support and participation! All comments given will be taken into consideration as we continue to develop these standards.

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