October 05, 2020
The latest report on improving Ohio’s treatment foster care system recommends professionalizing caregivers by clarifying roles, enhancing training and certification, and reexamining costs and processes.
September 30, 2020
An analysis of state and county data shows that while child abuse and neglect reports fell sharply after schools closed in the spring due to the pandemic, such reports have begun to climb — close to pre-pandemic levels in several counties.
September 01, 2020
To kick off Workforce Development Month, Gov. Mike DeWine released a video recognizing the children services workforce for the critical efforts made in support of Ohio children and families.
August 31, 2020
With Ohio’s focus on best practice and evidence-based programs accelerating in the run-up to implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act, PCSAO commissioned a study of Centers of Excellence (COEs) as a leading approach to curating such important knowledge for child- and family-serving systems.
August 25, 2020
If Ohio is to expand the number and quality of treatment foster homes by the time the Family First Act goes live in October 2021, then additional supports and training will be needed along with a boost in recruitment and retention, according to a report released today.
July 27, 2020
Kathi Spirk, PCSAO Board President and director of Clinton County JFS, is retiring this Friday, July 31.
June 19, 2020
The Board of Trustees issued the following statement today in the wake of worldwide protests on racism and police use of force:
April 29, 2020
All five children services levies on the ballot for what was technically the March 17 primary election passed, based on the unofficial complete canvass posted last night.
April 27, 2020
A year of historic state budget investments, exciting system transformation and evidence-based program expansion is recounted in PCSAO’s 2019 annual report, released today.
March 28, 2020
PCSAO sent a letter of support to Governor Mike DeWine for the measures included in HB 197, which he signed into law yesterday.