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Profiles in Accreditation: Presbyterian Home for Children
20 Oct 2020

Profiles in Accreditation: Presbyterian Home for Children

For this Profiles in Accreditation post, we asked Doug Marshall, President and CEO of the Presbyterian Home for Children, to share his experience at an organization undergoing the COA accreditation process for the first time. Doug shared how he and his team navigated the workload in spite of a sudden upending of staff, and highlighted how accreditation has been a great source of validation for his agency.

Healthy Aging: Multi-Generational Families and the Role of Grandparent Caregivers in 2020
15 Sep 2020

Healthy Aging: Multi-Generational Families and the Role of Grandparent Caregivers in 2020

One segment of the population that has been highly impacted by the challenges of the current pandemic is the older generation in the US. We know this pandemic has impacted this group because not only are they at “high-risk” for more severe medical outcomes if they become ill, but also older adults, specifically discussed here grandparents in caregiving roles and their multi-generational families, have been impacted by the economic and social challenges we are facing in unique ways.

How Nonprofits are Navigating the Uncertainty of the Pandemic
20 Aug 2020

How Nonprofits are Navigating the Uncertainty of the Pandemic

The Council on Accreditation (COA) discussed the changes and challenges of recent months with seven of our Sponsoring Organizations. We wanted to take a moment to recognize their work and highlight the innovation and creativity that emerged during this difficult time. Their stories illustrate best practices in “continuous evolution” and “resilience” that help organizations push through difficult times.

Mapping Adolescents’ Community Histories
04 Aug 2020

Mapping Adolescents’ Community Histories

Like adults, adolescents have a range of experiences in the communities to which they belong that are rooted in traditions they observe, inequities or injustices they endure or witness, and forms of oppression about which they are aware. They deserve the space to tell their stories. Each individual experiences and interprets life in their community in ways that cannot, and should not, be captured by a single history. By creating space for adolescents to share their varied perspectives and experiences, we are supporting their social and emotional development.