May 15, 2018
Every May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to acknowledge the foster and kin caregivers, child protection professionals and others who support children and youth in foster care.
May 04, 2018
More than 50 stakeholders, including representatives from state agencies, fellow associations, children’s hospitals, and think tanks, came together in Columbus yesterday to learn about PCSAO’s Children’s Continuum of Care Reform Plan.
April 21, 2018
“It’s no exaggeration to say that for PCSAO,” writes Executive Director Angela Sausser in the association’s annual report, “2017 was a year for the history books.”
April 02, 2018
PCSAO has released a set of policy solutions to give candidates running for governor an overview of the challenges facing county children services agencies – along with recommendations for addressing them.
March 06, 2018
Head Start centers across Ohio are eager to assist PCSAs in combating the opioid epidemic by offering educational support to children in foster and kinship care while at the same time offering caregivers a break.
January 25, 2018
A four-year, 10-county pilot project of Casey Family Programs’ youth-centered permanency roundtables (PRT) model has culminated in an evaluation report that indicates solid outcomes for youth and improved agency culture.
January 19, 2018
In the wake of uncertainty regarding the status of immigrant families, where the parents or children may be undocumented, PCSAO has released a quick-reference guide to help caseworkers, supervisors and other child protection agency staff navigate the legal barriers to serving them.
December 21, 2017
A tsunami of opioid-affected children is flooding Ohio’s children services agencies, exploding county budgets and overwhelming available foster care resources. According to a report released today by Public Children Services Association of Ohio, a thousand more Ohio kids will be spending the holidays in foster care this year, compared to 2016, instead of at home with their family.
November 15, 2017
The opioid epidemic has raised familiar questions from policy makers and the media about Ohio practices for removing children from and reunifying them with birth parents. In response, PCSAO has published a new white paper, Best Interests for Abused and Neglected Children: Working Toward Reunification During the Opioid Crisis.
November 08, 2017
Voters in Vinton County passed that county’s first levy protecting children yesterday, becoming the 48th county in Ohio with a dedicated levy for children services; Vinton’s levy includes senior services as well.