Check Out Accent on Kids

The Summer 2016 edition of Accent on Kids is now available. Features include: Come to FamJam for Family Fun, Former FCCS Youth Becomes Dedicated Kinship Caregiver and Scholarships Awarded to FCCS youth.

Tips for Parenting Teens

The Mayo Clinic offers tips for helping teenagers  cope with the pressures of adolescence and guiding them toward independence.

Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car!

A car can be an extremely dangerous place for a child who has been left alone, even if only for a few minutes. Check out this parenting tip!

Ted D. Bear's Tips for Kids: Stay Safe this Summer

Follow Ted's tips for staying safe while playing outdoors throughout the summer and all year round. Click the link below for our printable safety flyer.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The June issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Kinship Caregiver Gives Her Family New Hope, Life Skills Classes Prepare Youth for Future and Meet the New Malaika Program Director.

Out and About with FCCS This Summer

           FCCS will be out in the community this summer spreading awareness about child abuse prevention and offering parenting tips and resources to families. Being visible and active in the community is a priority for the agency, as our mission is to protect children by strengthening families. You’ll see us at many local events. Look for our booths at the Sunny 95 Block Parties,  the 2016 Empowerment Day Resource Fair,  the African-American Male Wellness Walk and the City of Columbus Neighborhood Pride Bike Safety events.  FCCS will also take part in speaking engagements in the community where we’ll answer questions and spread the word about child welfare efforts.  

We wrap up the summer with FCCS and Mayor Ginther’s FamJam at Genoa Park on August 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free family enrichment festival features entertainment from youth acts, community resources, health screenings, public safety vehicles, visits from mascots and complimentary snacks (while supplies last). The event goes on rain or shine.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more information on where you can find FCCS this summer.

Events & Campaigns

  • June through August - Sunny 95 Neighborhood Block Parties
    FCCS will be at the Sunny 95 Neighborhood Block Parties throughout the summer. We'll share parenting tips and other resources with the community. Follow us on Facebook to learn dates and locations.
  • July 27 - Empowerment Day Job and Resource Fair
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The Columbus State Conference Center
    315 Cleveland Ave.

    FCCS, other government agencies and community partners will provide resources, employment information, educational opportunities and assistance with legal issues to the community during this free event. Visit for more information.
  • August 27 - FCCS and Mayor Andrew Ginther's FamJam
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Genoa Park
    303 W. Broad Street

    Franklin County Children Services and the city of Columbus invite you to a free, family enrichment festival at Genoa Park. FamJam will bring families together with community resources, vendors and information tables, as well as tons of fun and entertainment. Rain or shine! For more information, call (614) 341-6085 or click here.

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