Hamilton County voters could be asked this November to consider a property tax increase to cover the growing costs of caring for a record number of children entering foster care locally.
To help identify ways to keep child welfare caseworkers on the job longer, Child Protective Services of the Champaign County Department of Job and Family Services (CCDJFS) joined a national four-year study led by the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD). Champaign is one of eight Ohio counties in the study, which also includes children's services agencies in six other states and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Acts of sexual assault or abuse are committed by individuals who are responsible for their actions, said Deborah Stoll, the director of the YWCA Northwest Ohio's rape crisis center. But institutions and businesses must create safe environments that support victims without rushing to judgment. Ms. Stoll said the best thing people can do is listen to victims who come forward, victims who often must overcome a great deal of fear and anxiety before telling their stories.
"What we saw when it came to serious injury, including fatalities, that after mom and dad being responsible for caring for the child, it is often that unrelated male adult," said Lorain County Children's Services Executive Director Scott Ferris. Ferris says this is especially true when it came to young mothers.
Economic hardship, neighborhood violence, split-up parents and substance abuse. Any one of those conditions can make for problems that follow a kid through childhood and beyond.
About four years ago, social workers in the Butler County Children Services union and management were locked in a contentious contract negotiation that included a strike.
LIMA Under Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's direction, the State of Ohio is examining how to best pressure large pharmaceutical companies to take financial responsibility for the social problems caused by the opioid epidemic.
Jennifer Buehler and Eddie Thomas regained custody of their son last week, 10 months after Jennifer “was gone” from a drug overdose.
Mike Dewine is filing lawsuits against the drug companies. But, is there a plan for jobs and ways to decrease the unemployment rate in Appalachia Ohio? Recovering people with addictions will need jobs after sobriety.
A thousand more Ohio children spent the holidays in foster care this season compared to last year, thanks to the opioid epidemic sweeping the state. That somber news comes from a report released last month by the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, a statewide membership organization for county children services agencies.