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Private Organization Accreditation
Children's Home Society of Florida delivers a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; to strengthen and stabilize families; to help young people break the cycle of abuse and neglect; and to find safe, loving homes for children.
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Family Services of the North Shore
Kathleen Whyte, Manager of Human Resources / Accreditation Coordinator
Family Services of the North Shore is about to enter our third accreditation cycle with COA. Accreditation has provided us with a framework that enables us to demonstrate accountability to our clients, our funders and our donors. There is no question that the accreditation process and COA have benefited our agency.
Standards for Military Family Readiness (MFR) Programs
The Standards for Military Family Readiness (MFR) programs were developed in support of enhanced programmatic growth and stability, an unwavering commitment to the health, safety, and rights of clients, and producing high quality, measurable results.
The Military Family Readiness Program Accreditation process involves the review and accreditation of the program’s administrative operations and its service delivery practices.
Military Family Readiness Edition Services
COA's Standards for Military Family Readiness programs are intended for military programs seeking accreditation for their military family readiness services. Military programs seeking early childhood education (ECE), after school (ASP) or youth development (YD) program accreditation should refer to the Standards for Child & Youth Development (CYD) Programs.
Categories of Standards
The Standards for Military Family Readiness programs are divided into three parts:
- Administration and Management Standards
- Service Delivery Administration Standards
- Service Standards
Administration and Management Standards
The Administration and Management Standards apply to all programs regardless of the services provided or population(s) served. They describe practices that promote sound operations and management.
Service Delivery Administration Standards
The Service Delivery Administration Standards also apply to all programs and cover practices related to the administration of services
Service Standards describe practices related to distinct services provided by military family readiness programs.
- Community Capacity Building Initiatives (MIL-CCB)
- Emergency Family Assistance (MIL-EFA)
- Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support (MIL-EFMP)
- Family Advocacy Program Services (MIL-FAP)
- Financial Readiness Programs (MIL-FR)
- Military Lifestyle Support and Education (MIL-MLSE)
- Non-Medical Individual and Family Counseling (MIL-NMC)
- Volunteer Coordination (MIL-VC)
Further Reading and Recommended Trainings
For more detail about the format, structure, ratings and standards development process, visit the Standards Overview page.
Military Family Readiness Program Accreditation Overview
For access to more information about Military Family Readiness program accreditation, visit the Military Family Readiness Accreditation page.
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