To be eligible to become a member of the Coalition, a prospective organization must meet the following criteria:

1. The organization must be licensed by the State of Iowa, if the state has licensing requirements in the Iowa Administrative Code.

2. The organization must provide one or more of the following services to children and families:

Children’s Mental Health Services, including:
* Pediatric Integrated Health Homes (PIHH),
* Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS), and
* Psychiatric Medical Institution for Children (PMIC)


Child Welfare Services, including:
* Community Care,
* Resource Family Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support (RRTS),
* Family Safety Risk and Permanency (FSRP) services, Safety Plan Services,
* Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES) (shelter care),
* Foster Group Care,
* Supervised Apartment living (SAL),
* Preparation for Adult Living (PAL),
* Iowa Aftercare Services, and
* Iowa foster care youth council (AMP)


Juvenile Justice Services, including:
* Foster Group Care,
* CWES/Shelter,
* community-based juvenile justice services and
* detention


Services overseen by the Iowa Department of Public Health, including:
* Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Services, and 
* Suicide Prevention Services


3. The organization must return a signed Membership Application Form and the necessary attachments. This Form also includes a statement of agreement that the agency subscribes to the Coalition's Mission, Code of Ethics, By-Laws, and policies adopted by the Board of Directors.

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