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Leading Change
02 Jun 2020

Leading Change

Recent events are inviting and requiring organizations to engage in change at a pace previously regarded as impossible. Leaders and teams are faced with creating an array of strategies that are creative, represent innovation, and will result in sustainability and survival.

The Secret Lives of the Self-Study
19 May 2020

The Secret Lives of the Self-Study

In March 2020, we put out a call for organizations to share all the ways that the Self-Study lives and continues to impact their organization beyond accreditation. It was wonderful to see the second lives that Self-Studies take on, helping organizations to continue grow and thrive by informing a wide range of functions.

Additional Foster and Adoption Resources for Resource Parents
05 May 2020

Additional Foster and Adoption Resources for Resource Parents

Did you read the earlier COA post on “6 Resources for potential foster parents” and are looking for more information and insights? Then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to know more about how to foster a child or you’re more interested in adoption, keep reading below for more.

Communicating About COVID-19
21 Apr 2020

Communicating About COVID-19

Communicating clearly and specifically to individual groups of stakeholders about COVID-19 will show them that your organization is taking the crisis and its role in protecting the community seriously. COA has put together a list of references to assist your organization in navigating communication during this time.

Preparing for response to COVID-19
01 Apr 2020

Preparing for response to COVID-19

As the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on our lives, accredited and in-process organizations have asked us how the standards can help them be ready and respond. In this post we will make a few big-picture recommendations about where to start with your preparations, then point out the key standards that might inform your response.

COVID-19 Resources (Extended Version)
24 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Resources (Extended Version)

No matter what role you occupy in the social service delivery continuum, chances are that precautions in the face of COVID-19 have drastically changed the way you work in just a few short weeks. COA has put together a list of references to assist you and your colleagues in navigating all of this news and guidance.