November 20, 2020
Recommendations issued today by the Governor’s Children Services Transformation Advisory Council will strengthen the child protection system just as significant federal changes are underway, according to the association of Ohio’s county children services agencies.
November 04, 2020
Despite the uncertainty of a global pandemic and the economic downturn, voters affirmed their support for children services levies in seven counties yesterday.
October 28, 2020
A proposed state program that aims to treat children with severe mental illness and other behavioral health conditions was hailed by children services advocates today as a critical rung in serving kids in foster care – and in preventing them from entering care in the first place.
October 20, 2020
PCSAO released the following statement today when Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 8 into law:
October 19, 2020
Since 2007, Ohio foster care youth (ages 14+), alumni and allies have been gathering each November to celebrate Thanksgiving Together. Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration will take place virtually.
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.