WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

One Hope United offers a range of services aimed at our mission of "Protecting children and strengthening families" including early childhood education, early intervention and prevention, family preservation, foster care, residential, and adoption.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Holy Family Institute

Sister Linda Yankoski, President/CEO

The Council On Accreditation provides all stakeholders involved in the delivery of social services the assurance that the organization is credible, effective, and is committed to quality improvement. The COA process is an important tool for anyone involved in leading an organization to establish best practices and maintaining and updating these practices over time.
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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

Updated Behavior Support and Management Standards
Deadline to Submit: Friday, February 16, 2018


Last fall, COA convened two panels of subject matter experts and representatives from the field to review and update the Behavior Support and Management standards.

The purpose of this review was to emphasize best practices in behavior and support management. Some of the focus of these updates includes creating a more collaborative approach to behavior support planning, emphasizing the use of proactive interventions prior to the need for a crisis response (such as calling the police or a restrictive intervention), and approach behavior support treatment through a trauma-informed lens. In addition, we have limited the scope of BSM to addressing personnel specifically and have integrated BSM for resource families into an upcoming Foster and Kinship Care update (so don’t be alarmed when you see that everything pertaining to “foster parents” has been removed). 

The standards will be open for field comment until Friday, February 16th, 2018. At that point we will begin incorporating your feedback into the final drafts of the standards. Recognition of your contribution will be listed on our website. 

There are a couple of ways you can send us feedback, but let’s start with getting you a draft of the standards, click here.

How to Submit Feedback:

  1. Comment directly on the draft using tracked changes, save the draft, and then email it to Isabelle Leventhal.
  2. Read through the draft and if you have a few overarching comments, then send them to email Isabelle Leventhal.
  3. Read through the standards and respond to this survey with prompts on specific areas I have questions about. 
  4. Or a variety of all 3! You decide! The only wrong way to give feedback is by giving none at all, so do whatever is easiest for you.
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