WHO IS ACCREDITED?

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.
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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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Standards Updates

In an effort to keep our accreditation standards current and reflective of best practice, COA issues updates on an ongoing basis. Updates to existing standards are released every month. The Updates page offers an opportunity to view an archive of recent changes and revisions to the accreditation standards, including the scope of the update and its effective date. Please note that standards update notifications only remain visible for a year after publication. 

To find information on the release of new standards sections or significantly revised standards sections, please refer to Standard News

Standards Updates with Descriptions

Public
Outreach Services (PA-OS)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-OS 3 Revised Evidence Jun 15, 2018
PA-OS 6 Revised Evidence Jun 15, 2018
Financial Education and Counseling Services (PA-FEC)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-FEC 5.02 Added NA Jun 01, 2018
Mentoring Services (PA-MS)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-MS 1 Revised Standard Apr 20, 2018
Respite Care (PA-RC)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-RC 11 Added Evidence Apr 20, 2018
PA-RC 11.05 Revised Standard Apr 20, 2018
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PA-PSR)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-PSR 3 Added Research Note Feb 07, 2018
Juvenile Justice Residential Services (PA-JJR)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-JJR 14 Added Evidence Nov 16, 2017
Family Preservation and Stabilization Services (PA-FPS)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-FPS 4 Revised Standard Nov 15, 2017
Child and Family Services (PA-CFS)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-CFS 23.03 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 25.02 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 27.04 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 28.07 Added Note Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 33.08 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 4.06 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS Revised Research Note Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 9 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 13 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 12.01 Revised Research Note Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 13.03 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 14.01 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 14.05 Revised Research Note Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 14.06 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
PA-CFS 19.04 Added Interpretation Aug 15, 2017
Group Living Services (PA-GLS)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-GLS 6.05 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
PA-GLS 10.08 Added Interpretation Aug 15, 2017
Residential Treatment Services (PA-RTX)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-RTX 6.05 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
PA-RTX 13.08 Revised Standard Aug 15, 2017
Youth Psychosocial Services (PA-YPS)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-YPS 10.01 Revised Standard Sep 15, 2017
Child and Family Development and Support Services (PA-CFD)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-CFD 15 Revised Evidence Aug 15, 2017
PA-CFD 11.02 Revised Interpretation Aug 15, 2017
Early Childhood Education (PA-ECE)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-ECE 4.14 Revised Standard Aug 15, 2017
Pregnancy Support Services (PA-PS)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-PS 8.03 Revised Standard Aug 15, 2017
Private
Outreach Services (OS)
Standard Update Effective Date
OS 3 Revised Evidence Jun 15, 2018
OS 6 Revised Evidence Jun 15, 2018
Generic Service Summary Supplement (GSS)
Standard Update Effective Date
GSS Revised Standard Jun 11, 2018
Financial Education and Counseling Services (FEC)
Standard Update Effective Date
FEC 5.02 Added NA Jun 01, 2018
FEC 5 Deleted Evidence Jan 12, 2018
Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (DDS)
Standard Update Effective Date
DDS 10.01 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
DDS 10.03 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
DDS 5.04 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
Client Rights (CR)
Standard Update Effective Date
CR 4.05 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
Training and Supervision (TS)
Standard Update Effective Date
TS 5.01 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
TS 2 Added Note Aug 31, 2017
TS 3 Added Note Aug 31, 2017
Behavior Support and Management (BSM)
Standard Update Effective Date
BSM Revised Standard May 07, 2018
BSM 2 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
BSM 3 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
BSM 2.04 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
BSM 2.02 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
BSM 3.02 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
Family Foster Care and Kinship Care (FKC)
Standard Update Effective Date
FKC Revised Standard May 07, 2018
FKC 19 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
FKC 16.01 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
FKC 19.06 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
FKC 2.05 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
FKC 3.02 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
FKC 4.05 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
FKC 6 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
FKC 5.06 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
FKC 5.01 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
FKC 6.04 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
FKC Revised Research Note Oct 31, 2017
FKC 15 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
Mentoring Services (MS)
Standard Update Effective Date
MS 1 Revised Standard Apr 20, 2018
Respite Care (RC)
Standard Update Effective Date
RC 11 Added Evidence Apr 20, 2018
RC 11.05 Revised Standard Apr 20, 2018
Human Resources Management (HR)
Standard Update Effective Date
HR 8 Added NA Feb 15, 2018
HR 5.01 Revised Interpretation Aug 31, 2017
HR 8 Added Standard Aug 31, 2017
HR 5 Deleted Standard Aug 31, 2017
HR 6 Deleted Standard Aug 31, 2017
For-Profit Administration and Financial Management (AFM)
Standard Update Effective Date
AFM 11.02 Revised Standard Feb 15, 2018
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PSR)
Standard Update Effective Date
PSR 3 Added Research Note Feb 07, 2018
Juvenile Justice Residential Services (JJR)
Standard Update Effective Date
JJR 14 Added Evidence Nov 16, 2017
Adoption Services (AS)
Standard Update Effective Date
AS Revised Note Oct 31, 2017
AS 1 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
AS 14.04 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
AS 2.05 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
AS 2.04 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
AS 4 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
AS 4.02 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
AS 8 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
AS 7.06 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
AS 9.05 Added Note Oct 31, 2017
AS 9.07 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
Guardianship Services for Minors (GSM)
Standard Update Effective Date
GSM Revised Note Oct 31, 2017
GSM 10.04 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
GSM 3.03 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
GSM 6 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
GSM 5.03 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
GSM 6.08 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
GSM 6.06 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
GSM 7.04 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
Child Protective Services (CPS)
Standard Update Effective Date
CPS Revised Note Oct 31, 2017
CPS 11 Revised Note Oct 31, 2017
CPS 11.03 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
CPS 12.05 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
CPS 12.06 Revised Research Note Oct 31, 2017
CPS 12.01 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
CPS 14.04 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
CPS 2.01 Revised Research Note Oct 31, 2017
CPS 4.03 Revised Standard Oct 31, 2017
CPS 7 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
CPS 5.08 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
CPS 8 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
CPS 8.06 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
CPS 8.01 Added Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
Group Living Services (GLS)
Standard Update Effective Date
GLS 6.05 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
GLS 10.08 Added Interpretation Aug 15, 2017
Residential Treatment Services (RTX)
Standard Update Effective Date
RTX 6.05 Revised Interpretation Oct 31, 2017
RTX 13.08 Added Interpretation Aug 15, 2017
Disaster Recovery Case Management (DRCM)
Standard Update Effective Date
DRCM Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 1 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 2 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 3 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 4 Added Interpretation Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 2.01 Added Research Note Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 2.04 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 3.02 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 3.04 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 4.04 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 5.02 Added Standard Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 8.01 Added Interpretation Oct 17, 2017
DRCM 8.06 Added Standard Oct 17, 2017
Youth Psychosocial Services (YPS)
Standard Update Effective Date
YPS 10.01 Revised Standard Sep 15, 2017
Governance (GOV)
Standard Update Effective Date
GOV 8 Added Note Aug 31, 2017
Child and Family Development and Support Services (CFD)
Standard Update Effective Date
CFD 15 Revised Evidence Aug 15, 2017
CFD 11.02 Revised Interpretation Aug 15, 2017
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Standard Update Effective Date
ECE 4.14 Revised Standard Aug 15, 2017
Pregnancy Support Services (PS)
Standard Update Effective Date
PS 8.03 Revised Standard Aug 15, 2017
Canadian
Outreach Services (CA-OS)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-OS 3 Revised Evidence Jun 15, 2018
CA-OS 6 Revised Evidence Jun 15, 2018
Generic Service Summary Supplement (CA-GSS)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-GSS Revised Standard Jun 11, 2018
Financial Education and Counselling Services (CA-FEC)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-FEC 5.02 Added NA Jun 01, 2018
Behavior Support and Management (CA-BSM)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-BSM 3 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
CA-BSM 3.02 Revised Standard May 07, 2018
Family Foster Care and Kinship Care (CA-FKC)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-FKC Revised Standard May 07, 2018
Mentoring Services (CA-MS)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-MS 1 Revised Standard Apr 20, 2018
Respite Care (CA-RC)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-RC 11 Added Evidence Apr 20, 2018
CA-RC 11.05 Revised Standard Apr 20, 2018
For-Profit Administration and Financial Management (CA-AFM)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-AFM 11.02 Revised Standard Feb 15, 2018
Youth Custody Services (CA-YCS)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-YCS 14 Added Evidence Nov 16, 2017
Family Preservation and Stabilisation Services (CA-FPS)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-FPS 4 Revised Standard Nov 15, 2017
Disaster Recovery Case Management (CA-DRCM)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-DRCM 4.04 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
CA-DRCM 5.02 Added Standard Oct 17, 2017
CA-DRCM 8.01 Added Interpretation Oct 17, 2017
CA-DRCM 8.06 Added Standard Oct 17, 2017
CA-DRCM Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
CA-DRCM 1 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
CA-DRCM 2 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
CA-DRCM 4 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
CA-DRCM 3.02 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
CA-DRCM 3.04 Revised Standard Oct 17, 2017
Youth Psychosocial Services (CA-YPS)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-YPS 10.01 Revised Standard Sep 15, 2017
Child and Family Development and Support Services (CA-CFD)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-CFD 15 Revised Evidence Aug 15, 2017
CA-CFD 11.02 Revised Interpretation Aug 15, 2017
Early Childhood Education (CA-ECE)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-ECE 4.14 Revised Standard Aug 15, 2017
Group Living Services (CA-GLS)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-GLS 10.08 Added Interpretation Aug 15, 2017
Pregnancy Support Services (CA-PS)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-PS 8.03 Revised Standard Aug 15, 2017
Residential Treatment Services (CA-RTX)
Standard Update Effective Date
CA-RTX 13.08 Added Interpretation Aug 15, 2017
Child and Youth Development
Child and Youth Development Program Administration (CYD-AM)
Standard Update Effective Date
CYD-AM Revised Standard Feb 01, 2018
Child and Youth Development Human Resources (CYD-HR)
Standard Update Effective Date
CYD-HR Revised Standard Feb 01, 2018
Early Childhood Education (CYD-ECE)
Standard Update Effective Date
CYD-ECE 5.05 Revised Standard Aug 15, 2017
Military Family Readiness
Family Advocacy Program Services (MIL-FAP)
Standard Update Effective Date
MIL-FAP Revised Standard Sep 22, 2017
Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support (MIL-EFMP)
Standard Update Effective Date
MIL-EFMP Revised Standard Sep 08, 2017
Non-Medical Individual and Family Counseling (MIL-NMC)
Standard Update Effective Date
MIL-NMC Revised Standard Sep 01, 2017
Emergency Family Assistance (MIL-EFA)
Standard Update Effective Date
MIL-EFA Revised Standard Aug 16, 2017
Financial Readiness Programs (MIL-FR)
Standard Update Effective Date
MIL-FR Revised Standard Aug 09, 2017
Administration and Management (MIL-AM)
Standard Update Effective Date
MIL-AM Revised Standard Jul 28, 2017
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