2018 PCSAO award nominations
Each year at our conference, PCSAO recognizes the achievements of county PCSA supervisors, caseworkers, and support staff, as well as local journalists who have made extraordinary contributions toward promoting safe children, stable families and supportive communities. PCSAO also celebrates children, youth and families (primary/birth, kinship, foster, and adoptive) who have been served by Ohio’s public children services agencies. We are inviting all PCSAs to nominate outstanding staff, journalists, and rising stars. The deadline for award nominations is June 29. Download
the award nomination forms
OFCA conference another success
The 2018 conference of the Ohio Family Care Association June 8-9 offered workshops, networking, and support for dozens of foster, adoptive, kin and birth families. Fawn Gadel and Scott Britton both presented, generating excitement and support for PCSAO’s #FosterHope4OHKids Continuum of Care Reform effort -- which the OFCA board has endorsed --and inspiring parents to advocate for rule and law changes. Four HOPE primary parents presented and participated in panel discussions. In addition to presenting the “Have HOPE and Succeed” workshop, two of HOPE’s parents were part of the conference’s opening panel. The primary parents offered their perspective on the impact of the opioid crisis in Ohio. Both presentations were well received and prompted important discussions with foster parents. The parents were applauded for offering their lived experiences with addiction and relationships within child welfare. Congratulations to all of the volunteers who made the conference possible!
At its monthly steering committee meeting June 13, the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program reviewed Safe & Together training logistics, worked to streamline meetings, clarified the Citizen Review Panel report on training evaluation, and updated success of CAPMIS training for all trainers. The steering committee meets next Aug. 8.
5101:9-6-59 "State Adoption Incentive Program Allocation," is in clearance and open for comments until June 19. Proposed changes include:
- Public Children Services Agencies (PCSAs) will no longer receive this allocation as an advancement; and
- Updating language to provide consistency and clarification reflecting the most current funding practices.
5101:2-42-06, 5101:2-42-07, and 5101:2-42-19.1, rules governing Substitute Care policy, are in clearance and open for comments until June 28. The first two have no proposed changes and the third has been amended to clarify age requirements pertaining to independent living arrangements.
A summary of changes to each rule is
. You can review and comment on all rules in clearance
. The following rules were final-filed June 16 and will be effective June 23. These were revised due to the five-year review; a summary of changes to each rule is
. You can read the rules via the links below.
- 5101:2-47-05, Title XIX medicaid coverage for Title IV-E foster care maintenance (FCM) recipients in accordance with the "Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act" (COBRA)
- 5101:2-47-09, Case record requirements for foster care maintenance (FCM)
- 5101:2-47-12, Foster care maintenance: Initial determination of program eligibility and reimbursability
- 5101:2-47-13, Foster care maintenance program eligibility: Legal responsibility requirements
- 5101:2-47-14, Foster care maintenance program eligibility: ADC-relatedness
- 5101:2-47-14.1, Title IV-E eligibility under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
- 5101:2-47-20, Foster care maintenance program reimbursability: Supplemental reimbursements for the cost of care for the child of a Title IV-E recipient parent
- 5101:2-47-22, Foster care maintenance: reasonable efforts requirements
- 5101:2-47-23, Beginning date of reimbursability for foster care maintenance