Conference registration: Discounts end Aug. 17
Registration for the annual conference scheduled Sept. 25-27 is now open! Check out the
conference registration brochure
for the list of workshops, make your selections, and
to take advantage of discounts. Rates increase after Aug. 17. One- and two-day rates are available in addition to the three-day registration fee. Hotel reservations must be made separately.
Gift baskets are a great opportunity to support the conference in a fun and creative way. This is a chance to highlight unique local offerings like desserts, specialty drinks and more. Gift baskets can be brought to the conference location on Sept. 25. This is one of the major highlights of the conference. We thank you for your contributions and participation!
To learn more about the various sponsorship and exhibitor packages and to register,
. If you have any questions or would like more information about these opportunities to support the child welfare community,
contact Nitina Francis
via email or phone at 614-224-5802. Opportunities for sponsorships and exhibit tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis., so register early, but no later than Sept. 1.
Ohio START seeks PCSAs to join Cohort 3
The application for PCSAs to join Ohio START’s third cohort is now open. The link in last week's update was incorrect.
. The application will close on Aug. 23 and PCSAs will be notified of acceptance by Sept. 5. For any questions, please reach out to
Board of Trustees meets with Director Hall
PCSAO’s Board of Trustees met Aug. 7 and approved June meeting minutes, May and June financial reports, and the 2018 990 Form. ODJFS Director Kimberly Hall, Assistant Director Kara Wente, Deputy Director Carla Carpenter and Office of Children Services Transformation Director Kristi Burre met with Trustees to discuss the new investments for children services. Trustees appreciated Director Hall and her team for taking the time to meet with them for such a discussion. The board received updates on the association’s priorities, legislation, rules, managed care recommendations, and OCWTP’s 2018 annual report. Trustees will meet next on Sept. 4.
Human trafficking updates
PCSAO and grant partners provided human trafficking training to staff of Butler County Juvenile Rehabilitation Center Aug. 7. On Aug 8., PCSAO's Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator Bhumika Patel spoke about human trafficking at an event about mandatory reporting and human trafficking hosted by the Licking County Health Department. If you would like to schedule human trafficking training,
The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center is hosting a webinar on the “Intersection of Homelessness and Human Trafficking” Sept. 4 from 2-3:30 p.m. Learn more and register
The HOPE quarterly meeting Aug. 6 included representatives from Ohio START, ODJFS and Succeed continuing the discussion to expand peer-to-peer work in Ohio’s children services system along with discussion regarding sustainability. The annual appreciation luncheon is being planned for the fall.
Determination of the adoption assistance monthly payment amount