A. To promote the general well-being of the Teaching-Family Model.
B. To promote, assist, and support the development of residential and non-residential treatment programs for children and their families.
C. To transact any and all lawful business for which non-profit corporations may be incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio, to the extent that such businesses may be conducted by organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501: c: 3 of the Internal Revenue Cote of 1954 (or corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
D. To do everything necessary, proper, advisable and convenient for the accomplishment of the purposes herein above set forth, and to do all other things incidental thereto or connected therewith which are not forbidden by the laws of the State of Ohio, or by these Articles of Incorporation.
- To provide the least restrictive, most home-like therapeutic environment for high-risk children
- To establish and maintain a standard of ethics for members staff and affiliates.
- To provide a forum for the sharing of technical expertise for members through unrestrained dialogue.
- To facilitate cooperation between all members of the corporation.
- To study short- and long-term problems encountered by members staff and affiliates.
- To promote a high degree of quality in the services provided by the members, staff and affiliates and promote spirituality, cultural identity, self-reliance, physical and mental health, by improving the quality of life of our community through professional quality services.
- To foster supportive public opinion of the foregoing functions
- To investigate and develop effective and cost-efficient procedures to train the staff of Teaching-Family programs.
- To establish and disseminate Teaching-Family program materials and research information.
- To promote and protect the professional standards in the interests of the Teaching-Family Model of treatment, OT-FA members, staff, and affiliates that deliver treatment services.
- To develop community-based Teaching-Family treatment programs in accordance with the ethical standards of the Ohio Teaching-Family Association and governmental standards.
- To develop other residential and non-residential treatment programs consistent with the Teaching-Family Model.
- To provide a corporate structure in which Teaching-Parents have the opportunity to engage in their profession with a high degree of autonomy, authority and responsibility through participation in the decision-making process that affects their professional lives.
- To seek funding and resources that will result in the betterment of the corporation.