Latest Issue of Accent on Kids
Features of the Spring 2015 issue of Accent on Kids include: April is Child abuse Prevention Month, Cousins Make Kinship Family of Ten and Preparing Teens for Adulthood.
Tips for Parenting Teens
The Mayo Clinic offers tips for helping teenagers cope with the pressures of adolescence and guiding them toward independence.
Program Spotlight: Kinship Care
Kinship Care refers to cases where a relative or non-relative has taken over the full-time care, nurturing and protection of a child. FCCS offers several services to kinship families. Click on the link below to learn more about the agency's kinship care program:
Latest Issue of Connects E-News
The March issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: FCCS Celebrates National Social Work Month, A Look at the Prevalence of Child Abuse in Franklin County and Tips for Today: Parenting Teens.
Choose Your Partner Carefully
When you choose a partner for yourself, you choose for your child, too. Your child is counting on you to make the right decision.
March is National Social Work Month
Franklin County Children Services takes this opportunity to celebrate their dedicated staff of child welfare professionals. FCCS staff is made up of 366 caseworkers and 416 support staff members; 202 of the 782 staff members are licensed social workers. Caseworkers are at the forefront of child welfare work, advocating for the safety, permanency and wellbeing of children. Support staff at the agency work in many different areas, offering parents assistance and guidance as they navigate through their individual cases, working to place children with relatives or family friends instead of in foster care, recruiting mentors for children, as well as providing many other services. Click here to learn more about social work at FCCS.
March - National Social Work Month
National Social Work Month is a time for increasing public awareness and knowledge of the profession of social work and its impact on society. Click here to learn more about social workers at FCCS.
April - Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is a time to raise awareness about child abuse. If you suspect a child is being abused, call the 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000. Click here to learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month.
April 8 - Wear Blue Day
FCCS will participate in the statewide Wear Blue Day campaign to support the prevention of child abuse. Wear blue on April 8, take a photo of yourself or your group and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may see your photo featured on our Facebook page. Click here or call (614) 275-2780 to learn more about this event.
April 15 - Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast
The Aladdin Shrine Center
3850 Stelzer Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43219
FCCS's annual event highlights child abuse prevention and the accomplishments of social work professionals, client families, youth and community advocates. Also, college scholarships are awarded to agency youth.
April 30 - Volunteer Reception
The Ohio State University Union (1739 High Street, Columbus, OH 43210)
The FCCS volunteer department will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the annual Volunteer Reception, where volunteers and mentors will receive recognition for all that they do for FCCS children. Click here to learn more about volunteering with FCCS.