Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The April 2017 issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month; Education, Employment and Empowerment Program Impacts Youth; and Franklin County Youth Council Takes Leadership Role.  

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FCCS's 2016 Report to the Community

Check out our report to the community, "Stories of Strength and Resilience" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2016.

#IntheNext30Minutes

Pledge your support for child abuse prevention on social media using #InTheNext30Minutes and tag Ohio Children's Trust Fund on Facebook and @OhioCTF on both Instagram and Twitter. Also tag your friends and ask them to pledge their support within 30 minutes of your post!

Program Spotlight: Youth Transition Services

FCCS offers services, counseling and life skills instruction to every young adult aging out of foster care to prepare them for a state of productive independence. Click here to learn more about the Youth Transition Services program.

Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2016 Resource Guide.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Each April, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, FCCS takes time to spread the word about child abuse prevention and honor children and families who have overcome its effects. In 2016, FCCS received 31,639 referrals concerning suspected child abuse and neglect and completed 13,500 investigations. FCCS believes the key to preventing child abuse and neglect is bringing awareness and encouraging community involvement. In partnership with the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund and the Center for Family Safety and Healing, the agency will sponsor and participate in activities that spread the child abuse awareness and prevention message throughout April.

In addition to sponsoring the annual Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast on April 12 and participating in Wear Blue Day on April 12 (see upcoming events), FCCS is supporting the #IntheNext30Minutes campaign led by the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. The community is asked to pledge their support for child abuse prevention and awareness by posting selfies on social media using #IntheNext30Minutes and tagging friends on Facebook (Ohio Children’s Trust Fund), Instagram (@OhioCTF) and Twitter (@OhioCTF) (See slideshow for more information).

Click here to view photos from the 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast.

 

Events & Campaigns

  • May - National Foster Care Month
    Nationwide, there are more than 400,000 youth currently in foster care. Currently, there are more than 300 youth in Franklin County who are in need of loving foster homes. Click here to learn more about foster care, as well as how to become a foster parent.
  • May 24 - FCCS Graduation Party
    FCCS is holding a graduation party for young people involved with the agency who are about to graduate from high school or receive their GED. There will be food, prizes, dancing and photos. This is a great opportunity for the youth, their friends and family members to celebrate their accomplishments. Want to donate a door prize for the graduation party? Email clgreenl@fccs.us to donate to this worthwhile event.
  • June 8 - Simba and Malaika Mixer
    6-8 p.m.
    Franklin County Children Services
    855 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43223)

    Join us to learn more about FCCS's Simba and Malaika mentoring programs. This fun event will be the perfect opportunity to meet current Simba and Malaika mentors and have all of your questions answered. RSVP by calling (614) 275-2690. Click here to find out more about FCCS's many volunteer opportunities.

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