Board of Trustees meets
The PCSAO Board of Trustees met Aug. 1 and approved the Treasurer’s reports for June and July; reviewed the 2017 audit report and the draft 990 form; debriefed on the June Executive Membership meeting and recent district discussions; received updates on Family First Prevention Services Act and the Children’s Continuum of Care Reform; and discussed new business including a kinship committee, seclusion and restraint, VHCA mid-year report, and legislative updates. The Board meets next on Sept. 5.
Ohio United Way and FYLaw endorse PCSAO’s reform plan
Many thanks to Ohio United Way and Family & Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School for endorsing the Children’s Continuum of Care Reform last week. OUW and FYLaw add their names to the growing list of state and national organizations supporting the redesign of the child protection system.
Next EDMS-child welfare webinar
Northwoods and DAS are hosting monthly webinars with the latest updates on the EDMS-child welfare project. The next webinar will be Monday, Aug. 13, 9-10 a.m. Future sessions will occur on the second Monday of every month through Nov. 12. To register for the EDMS-child welfare monthly webinar, click
. Please note that the link will register you for the remaining monthly sessions.
HOPE Appreciation Banquet plans move forward
The HOPE Appreciation Banquet Planning Committee has been diligently planning the second annual HOPE Banquet. Plans are going well, award categories have been selected, and the agenda is in the works. The committee is also considering a keynote speaker. While they have some recommendations for national speakers, they would also like to consider local speakers familiar with the Primary Parent movement in Ohio. Please contact Renay Sanders at
or call 330-212-1131 with your recommendations of local speakers. Learn more about
2016 Rising Up and Moving On awardee Zion Clark featured in Netflix Original
Zion Clark will be featured in a Netflix Original airing Aug. 10.
The series tells the true story of Zion, a young wrestler born without legs and raised in foster care who found wrestling to be a therapeutic outlet and a much-needed constant in his tumultuous life. Zion was honored as a PCSAO Rising Up and Moving On Awardee in 2016. Secretary of State Jon Husted presented the award to Zion. Watch
Zion give an interview at this year's Sundance Film Festival
Gift basket donation
PCSAO invites you and your agency to donate a gift basket for the annual conference. Gift baskets that we receive will be given away to conference attendees as door prizes during the networking events. In addition to our appreciation for your generosity, any counties that donate a gift basket will be listed in the conference program. Please e-mail
by Aug. 31 to confirm your gift basket donation.