We value our relationships with the youth and families we serve, as well as our referring entities, and therefore take the quality of our services very seriously. YAS is committed to providing ethical and high quality services, and we continually seek opportunities to improve. As such, we structure ourselves with systems and practices that set forth guidelines that can be monitored, corrected and/or revised as needed.
YAS follows all state and local laws and regulations, and has also received high rankings from the Council on Accreditation (COA). Accredited since 2007, YAS' performance is measured against COA's national standards of best practice. These standards emphasize services that are accessible, appropriate, culturally responsive, evidence based, and outcomes-oriented. Achieving and maintaining COA accreditation supports the premise that YAS services are provided by a skilled and supported staff and that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
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The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has statutory and regulatory authority over providers of mental health services to Ohio consumers.
We take pride in our approach to working with our clients. At the same time, we recognize the importance of staying true to our service model while also continuing to adapt and improve our services based on the changing needs of our youth, families and referring agencies and what we learn through working with them. YAS' Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) system allows us to use data to identify areas of needed improvement and implement improvement plans in support of achieving performance targets, program goals, client satisfaction, and positive client outcomes
The Office of Families and Children is responsible for state level administration and oversight of programs that prevent child abuse and neglect; provide services to abused/neglected children and their families (birth, foster and adoptive); license foster homes and residential facilities; and investigate allegations of adult abuse, neglect and exploitation.
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COA is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization.
HFA is a voluntary home visiting program designed to promote positive parenting, enhance child health and development and prevent child abuse and neglect.
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