Ohio START is excited to announce the addition of 6 counties to the program. The addition of Columbiana, Coshocton, Greene, Guernsey, Huron, and Miami county will bring the total number of counties participating in START to 52! Below are quotes featured from 2 of the new START counties!
“Coshocton County Job & Family Services/Child Welfare is very pleased to be accepted to Cohort 4 of the Ohio START program. Even though we are a remote and rural community, we are anything but immune to the ills of illegal drug use and addiction. In a recent study, nearly 80% of new intake cases for child abuse and neglect contained an element of illegal drug use or addiction which also inevitably involve child trauma. The Ohio START model will help our county by identifying the risks of child abuse and neglect and develop sound structures and practices to best combat the effects. “
Danny Brenneman, director of Coshocton County Job & Family Services
“Guernsey County Children Services is extremely excited to have been chosen for cohort 4 of Ohio START. Ohio START is an evidence-informed program that improves outcomes for parents and children affected by child maltreatment and parental substance abuse disorders. It provides comprehensive strength-based, family-centered, and community-focused resources, and is a sound approach for children and families. We are excited to work with our state and local partners to provide this invaluable treatment and support for families in our community."
Nicole Caldwell, Guernsey County Children Services
Read more about this exciting addition here