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Accreditation News

Launch of Family First Prevention Services Act Resource Center

03/28/2019

COA launches a site with comprehensive resources about FFPSA and accreditation. more > >

Updated Adoption Service Standards

12/01/2018

Release of Updated Adoption Service Standards Expands Focus to Home Study Providers more > >

Family First Prevention Services Act

08/10/2018

New legislation mandates that all Residential Treatment Providers become accredited to become Qualified Residential Treatment Programs by October 1,... more > >

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Standards News

Important Update to the Generic Service Summary Supplement (GSS)

06/11/2018

Private/Canadian organizations will be able to opt-in or opt-out of the GSS supplement for each applicable program as of June 11, 2018 more > >

Updated Standards for Family Foster Care and Kinship Care Services

05/10/2018

COA celebrates National Foster Care Month and releases updated Family Foster Care and Kinship Care (FKC) Standards more > >

Updated Behavior Support and Management Standards

05/09/2018

The BSM standards were developed through months of research, from feedback we’ve received on the standards throughout the years, a panel of experts,... more > >

Release of Updated Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs

02/01/2018

Every year millions of children and youth attend out-of-school time programs, and millions more might attend if more programs were available.  In an...

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Field Comment: Behavior Support and Management Standards

01/16/2018

Participate in this important update! Review the drafts of our updated standards for Behavior support and management services by February 16! more > >

Updated Standards for Family Preservation and Stabilization Services Standards

11/20/2017

Our standards for Family Preservation and Stabilization Services Standards (FPS) have been updated. The updates reflect best practices in the field...

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Updated Standards Supporting Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act Released

11/01/2017

For Private Organizations and Public Agencies more > >

Updated Disaster Recovery Standards

10/17/2017

Our Disaster Recovery Case Management standards were updated to provide further guidance to organizations responding to incidents of mass violence... more > >

Updated Standards for Homelessness Services Now Available

07/17/2017

Best practices in addressing homelessness are now incorporated in COA’s standards for homelessness services more > >

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Articles and Letters

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Press Releases

Jody Levison-Johnson Joins COA as New President & CEO

03/04/2019

Jody succeeds Richard Klarberg, who has ably served COA for 17 years. more > >

2018 Innovative Practice Winner Announced

11/08/2018

Congratulations to Foster Care Coalition of Greater St. Louis, Inc. dba Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition as winner of the 2018 Innovative Practices... more > >

Winners of the 2017 Innovative Practices Award Winners Announced!

12/07/2017

And the Award Goes to.. more > >

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WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

White's Residential & Family Services is Indiana's largest social services agency offering accredited and comprehensive residential, foster care, independent living, adoption, and home-based services.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Bonnie Bagley

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

I have found that being a COA Volunteer builds my professional skills and experience in ways that more traditional workshops do not. The opportunity to learn about best practices through the COA standards and then see how agencies implement them is truly a growth experience.
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