January 11, 2019
Several bills impacting children services issues received attention during the recent “lame-duck session,” the time between an election and when the next General Assembly term begins. In Ohio, lame-duck occurs in November/December of even-numbered years.
December 20, 2018
Even as the opioid epidemic appears to be relenting in some parts of the state, children of parents struggling with addiction and youth with complex, challenging needs continue to put pressure on Ohio’s children services system, according to a new report PCSAO issued today
November 07, 2018
Hocking and Jackson county voters passed first-ever children services levies in yesterday’s election, bringing the total number of counties with dedicated property taxes for child protection to 51.
September 28, 2018
Those who have experienced foster care firsthand know that the holidays can be a harsh reminder of lost connections. That’s why ACTION Ohio is hosting early Thanksgiving dinners for foster care teens (ages 14+) and alumni (ages 18+).
September 21, 2018
Both gubernatorial campaigns joined trainers, researchers, children services professionals and awardees at the 33rd annual conference of the Public Children Services Association of Ohio this week. PCSAO presented its most prestigious award, Child Advocate of the Year, to The Ohio State University College of Social Work on Thursday.
September 20, 2018
Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine addressed 500 child protection caseworkers, agency leaders and other child advocates today, telling them that children and child protective services will be a priority in his administration.
September 19, 2018
Former congresswoman and lieutenant governor candidate Betty Sutton spoke to 500 child protection caseworkers, agency leaders and other child advocates today, telling them just hours before the gubernatorial candidates’ first debate that she and Richard Cordray will rebuild a system in crisis.
August 16, 2018
U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd) used the Congressional recess to meet yesterday with children services leadership in his district, which includes parts of Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Highland, Pike and Scioto counties.
August 10, 2018
Both major-party gubernatorial candidates have accepted PCSAO’s invitation to speak at the annual conference next month on their vision for children, families, and Ohio’s children services system.
July 23, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services released the first federal register request for comments related to the Family First Prevention Services Act June 22, and PCSAO responded last week.