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  • Leading Change

    Recent events are inviting and requiring organizations to engage in change at a pace previously regarded as

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  • Additional Foster and Adoption Resources for Resource Parents

    A big thank you to Alternative Family Services (AFS) for this guest post! 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

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  • Communicating About COVID-19

    Since we began taking huge societal steps to flatten the curve and address our current public health crisis, my inbox has been flooded with emails from what seems like every retailer and  restaurant I have

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  • Preparing for response to COVID-19

    Protect your clients, protect your staff, protect your organization, protect your community. 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

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  • COVID-19 Resources (Extended Version)

    In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, we wanted to highlight some of the resources that we provide on our website, and to provide additional ones, as well. Stay up-to-date on everything happening with COA during the pandemic here. No

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  • Profiles in Accreditation: Ranch Ehrlo Society

    Welcome to the Council on Accreditation (COA) blog post series Profiles in Accreditation!  The organizations that COA accredits are diverse in both the communities they serve and their reasons for seeking accreditation (or

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  • COA Has a Whole New Look

    Did you know? In our more than forty-year history, the Council on Accreditation (COA) has only had three logos—the most recent being the COA shield that launched in 2012 (which was an adaptation of a 2002 version). So, we thought with all the

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  • Profiles in Accreditation: Rose Brooks Center

    Welcome to the Council on Accreditation (COA) blog post series Profiles in Accreditation!  The organizations that COA accredits are diverse in both the communities they serve and their reasons for seeking accreditation (or

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  • Profiles in Accreditation: Family Service Lincoln

    Welcome to the Council on Accreditation (COA) blog post series Profiles in Accreditation!  The organizations that COA accredits are diverse in both the communities they serve and their reasons for seeking accreditation (or

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  • With Parity and Justice for All

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say it: Mental Health is IN right now. Everyone from meme accounts to rappers is talking about it, and working on your emotional well-being no longer has the same taboo it once did.  In fact, some might go so

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