A quick rundown of Ohio child protection news this week
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Weekly Update for September 4, 2018
Association Updates

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 held on Monday, Sept. 10, 9:00 – 10:00 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 here . Please note that the link will register you for the remaining monthly sessions. 

Ohio START recruiting additional counties
The Ohio START Pilot Program is looking for more counties to join the pilot and form Cohort 2. Click here to learn more about the pilot program, please visit. If you are interested in joining the pilot, please contact Fawn Gadel, Director of Ohio START at 614-224-5802 or Fawn@pcsao.org.  

Anti-Human Trafficking Update
Veronica Scherbauer from the Ohio Department of Public Safety presented about the human trafficking grant at the Ohio Human Trafficking Commission meeting on Aug. 27; this meeting was the final meeting of the year. HHS is offering a free webinar about resources to assist foreign national minor victims of trafficking on Sept. 5 from 2-4PM. Children services agencies and juvenile courts seeking human trafficking training can contact PCSAO’s Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator at bhumika@pcsao.org .

Don’t miss the 2018 PCSAO Conference
Just a friendly reminder that the registration for the 2018 PCSAO Conference will be closed on Sept. 5. If you plan to attend the conference but not yet register, please do so. We are expecting to have over 500 people throughout the three-day event. For more information and updates, please visit: http://www.pcsao.org/programs/conference
Announcements and Resources

PCSA Executive Transition
Madison County JFS named Lori Dodge-Dorsey as Interim Director. Please join in welcoming back Lori and wishing Fred the best of luck!

Kinship Day at the Capitol
Join us for the Kinship Day at the Capitol on Sept. 26. 228,000 Ohio children live in homes headed by grandparents and other relatives. Your voice and your story at the rally will bring awareness to the issues facing Ohio’s families. For Information about the Grandrally or to share your Kinship Story Call 614-562-0002 or email angel_51350@yahoo.com . To register, click here
Child Protection in the News

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine applauded the 30 Days to Family Interim Report, tracking the progress the program has made since the first pilot counties were identified in December 2017.

Aug. 27 – Mahoning County Children Services Launches New Website – Youngstown Business Journal
Mahoning County Children Services has launched a redesigned website to provide parents, caregivers and visitors easier access to comprehensive information about the agency’s programs and services.

A leading orthopedic surgeon in Greater Cincinnati, who treats the Reds, Bengals and student-athletes, is seeing a growing problem with our kids and sports. Dr. Timothy Kremchek with Beacon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine says in the last five years, he's performed about 6,500 surgeries. Twenty percent of those were patients age 18 or younger. 
Upcoming Events

Sept. 5 | Board of Trustees Meeting
Sept. 6 | Rules Review Committee Meeting
Sept. 12 | Ohio START Southern Consortium

Employment Opportunities

Looking for a career in child protection? Or a new position to challenge yourself? Check out the latest job openings in child protection.

UPP graduates seeking employment at a PCSA are listed on our website.
Quote of the Week

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs
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