OFCF Multidisciplinary Truancy Team Pilot Program
In the upcoming 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, the Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council will establish a pilot program for the development of multidisciplinary truancy teams in selected local school districts across Ohio. The focus of this pilot is for school districts to establish multidisciplinary teams tasked with developing a plan to address barriers to school attendance that exist for each child referred to an established team. We are seeking letters of interest from those local school districts who are interested in participating in this pilot program. These letters of interest are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017. The letter must include 1.) a Statement of Commitment to develop a district-wide Multidisciplinary Truancy Team, 2.) a Statement of Need highlighting the need to establish such a team in the district and 3.) the identification and notification of the required community partner from the four eligible partners listed above. Click here for additional information.
Please direct all questions to Chad Hibbs, Director of Ohio Family and Children First at email@example.com.
Wraparound Ohio Website Launch (April 2017)
With the support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), the Center for Innovated Practices (CIP) is excited to announce the official launch of the Wraparound Ohio website.
The website is designed to support Wraparound and System of Care resources and knowledge dissemination. On the new website you will find a calendar of upcoming trainings, webinars on a variety of topics, resource articles, Wraparound tools, annotated links ot related sites, youth, young adult and family resources, and a portal for technical assistance request. In addition, CIP will be adding a fully functional registration page for all training and webinar events.
Family and Children First Councils Connect the Dots for Families
Your county's Family and Children First Council (FCFC) connects the dots to eliminate redundancy and bring resources together for planning, monitoring, and improving outcomes for families and children.
The Mission of County FCFCs is to increase the access, capacity and effectiveness of services for the most vulnerable of our county's youth and their families whose needs extend beyond any one youth-serving program.
In short, FCFCs are the only entity that "connects the dots" for children and families who are in need of multiple services. Click here to see how FCFCs Connect the Dots for Families (courtesy of Ohio Family and Children First Council Association).
Any family with a child or youth (age birth through 21 years) in need of a coordinated inter-disciplinary plan to address their unique needs is eligible for service coordination through FCFC. Referrals typically come through provider agencies, but any family has the right to self-refer for service coordination.
Contact your County FCFC for additional information by clicking on the interactive map of Ohio at the bottom of this page.