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  • Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors by Welcoming Pets

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. An estimated one in three women and one in four men experience

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  • 5 Resources to Help You Dig into FFPSA

    Since Congress passed  the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) in February 2018, stakeholders across the U.S. have been working to maximize the opportunity posed by this tremendous reform to our child welfare system. To ensure that

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  • COA: Looking ahead

    Watch a special message from Jody Levison-Johnson, COA’s new President & CEO, and then read on below to hear more about her thoughts on what’s next for COA. TRANSCRIPT Hi.  I’m Jody Levison-Johnson, the new president and

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  • How to Identify Quality Benchmark Data

    Benchmark reports are increasingly common in the human services sector, but how do you know if this data is valuable to your organization? This blog post provides an overview of benchmarking and tips for evaluating the quality of benchmark data

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  • Going Beyond the Opioid Crisis: Deaths of Despair

    If you were to open a newspaper and select an article at random, chances are you would hit a piece on the American opioid crisis. Whether the news is about a pharmaceutical company being taken to court, a Democratic presidential nominee hopeful’s

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  • Joining Forces: 3 Opportunities for Better Law Enforcement-Human Services Collaboration

    When it comes to serving communities and responding to individuals in crisis, law enforcement agencies and human service systems each play a role in maintaining the safety and stability of their communities. Substance use, child welfare, intimate

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  • 30 Days to Family®: Hear from the 2018 Innovative Practices Award Winner

    Too often great ideas are kept in-house without recognizing their potential to create change beyond the communities where they are born. COA’s Innovative Practices Award (IPA) identifies, documents, and celebrates examples of successful

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  • Hillside Family of Agencies’ Turnkey Marketing Toolkit

    There can be many obstacles when promoting your organization’s services and overall mission. Many organizations find their efforts stalled by either limited resources or challenges around brand messaging. This often leads to an absence of

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  • 6 Resources for Potential Foster Parents

    Has all the buzz around National Foster Care Month (or the new HBO documentary!) inspired you to think about becoming a foster parent yourself? With 30-50% of foster parents stepping down each year and more and more children being placed into the

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  • What is the Value of Having a Blog?

    A big thank you to Danielle Cook for this guest blog post! A vital element of any thriving relationship is communication. This truth extends to the dynamic between an organization and its stakeholders, and a blog is an effective channel for

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