As a main goal of this initiative, we want to make sure that caregivers have the resources and support needed to provide their families with nurturing and loving homes. That is why the majority of the Council Members for this initiative work for Family and Children First Councils, Children Services, or Job and Family Services.
Family and Children First Councils work to enhance the well-being of children through engaging and empowering families, building community capacity, and coordinating systems and services
Job and Family Services administers public assistance and medical assistance programs, day care programs, and child support enforcement programs.
Children Services investigates reports of child abuse, neglect, and dependency and works to protect children and preserve families.
One Council member is the Director of the Child Abuse Team at the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children. The Center is located at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and works to prevent child abuse and neglect by conducting diagnostic, treatment, prevention, and training programs, in addition to innovative research. The program has helped set the national standard for strengthening evaluations of child abuse.
You have the power to help build stronger families.
The Council is also represented by hospitals and schools, which provide an important perspective to the issues surrounding child abuse and neglect, including:
More than 229,000* Ohio children live in homes headed by grandparents and other family members. You can help relatives raising children. You can help families thrive by lending a hand to all families.
(*U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)
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