Join us for a free celebration breakfast to mark our first year of Alternative Response and to thank you for your continued support. The event will take place Wednesday, June 26th, 8:30 am at The City Club. AR is a family-engagement approach to child protective services designed to help protect children and ensure their safety and well-being by providing needed services that strengthen and support families.
As we head into warmer weather its good to keep in mind the dangers of leaving your children unattended in a vehicle. Cars heat up quickly – even with a window rolled down two inches,
if the outside temperature is in the low 80s, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in just
10 minutes. Young children, those under 4 years old, are particularly at risk because their bodies overheat
The Zeltner's of Shawnee grew to 8 this month with the adoption of a brother and sister. Samantha and Micah found a forever family with Jeff and Angela Zeltner and their four children. That brings to 11 the number of children adopted through Allen County Children Services since January. Congratulations to all!
When choosing a partner, mothers are not just choosing for themselves. They are choosing for their children, too. Your partner has a great influence on your child’s life. Choosing the wrong partner can be, literally, deadly. No matter how much you may love your boyfriend, he may not love your child. It is important that you know the warning signs. ACCS has joined with 76 local organizations for the "Choose Your Partner Carefully Campaign". It is geared toward increasing mothers protective behaviors as well as engaging friends, family and service providers in helping mother make good choices in choosing her partner....Full Story
First Adoptions Finalized in Ohio Partnership...
Three Lima siblings have a loving, permanent new home and are the first adoptions to result from a partnership between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Allen County Children Services...(More)
“When children are removed from their homes and placed into foster care their belongings are often placed into garbage bags. This reinforces the message that they are trash! Unknowingly, the abuse continues. Love Luggage allows every child entering foster care to have their own luggage. This communicates a different message to a child … you are special, you are valued and you are important. The abuse stops.” Full Story
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction protects and supports Ohioans by ensuring that adult felony offenders are effectively supervised in environments that are safe, humane, and appropriately secure.
The Ohio's Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification (eSORN) program is one of the nation's preeminent applications for locating and tracking registered sex offenders.
Now that school is out for the summer you'll find many kids at the pool. Always remember safety first. Have your young swimmers in tip top shape before they hit the water. Enroll them in swimming lessons if needed. Even though some pools have professional lifeguards on duty, many do not. It's important for the parents or whoever is watching the kids, to know when they are getting in too deep. Another thing to remember before you hit the pool is sunscreen. They say it is important to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you are exposed to the sun. Please follow these tips. We hope you have a safe and fun summer!
Scott H. Ferris, MPA, LSW