March 31, 2016
Yesterday’s meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on Multi-System Youth included public testimony from young people, parents, and child protection professionals, much of it focused on the inadequacy of residential treatment services and the need for improved coordination of services so that families do not have to relinquish custody of their children to county agencies in order to access services and supports.
March 02, 2016
County children services agency leaders gathered in Columbus today for an opportunity to discuss the opiate epidemic, multi-system youth, and more with legislators at Statehouse Day.
February 26, 2016
PCSAO is pleased to share our 2015 annual report.
January 22, 2016
A joint legislative committee on children requiring a range of interventions met Tuesday to take testimony. The Joint Legislative Committee on Multi-System Youth, created in the Biennial Budget, was a key priority for PCSAO, leading the association to collect data on this population and publish a new policy brief on the subject.
January 13, 2016
At its final meeting of 2015, the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association recognized David Wigent as Outstanding Director of the Year. Wigent is director of Wood County Job and Family Services and a member of PCSAO’s Board of Trustees.
December 21, 2015
Last Tuesday night, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WS) announced a final federal budget deal that wraps up appropriations for the rest of fiscal year 2016.
December 11, 2015
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a replacement of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law and a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
November 10, 2015
Kinship was a primary focus of today’s Family Finding Convening 2.0 in Columbus, hosted by Waiting Child Fund with financial support from PCSAO and Casey Family Programs.
November 02, 2015
Each November, child protection and adoption advocates celebrate adoptions — all month long during National Adoption Month and on Nov. 21, National Adoption Day, in particular.
October 28, 2015
Public Children Services Association of Ohio opposes State Issue 3, the marijuana monopoly amendment on the November 3, 2015, ballot.