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Holiday Recap

A month has passed but we are still feeling the warmth from the holidays, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to recap all of our holiday events and activities.
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Trauma-Informed Training for Foster Families

TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. It is designed to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced adversity, early harm, toxic stress, or trauma.
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Meet Our Kinship Care Coordinator

We are so excited to welcome Cynthia into her new role at MCJFS as our first ever Kinship Care Coordinator!
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September is Grandparent and Kinship Month in Ohio

Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted have declared September as Grandparent and Kinship Month in Ohio.
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Free Legal Clinic

The Ohio Justice Bus is a mobile legal aid office and technology hotspot that allows legal aid and pro bono attorneys to travel to and provide legal services to Ohioans at no cost to clients.
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Foster Parent Banquet

MCJFS hosted our annual Foster Parent Banquet to recognize and appreciate our amazing foster parents.
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Money Money Money

Are foster parents just in it for the money?
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#DadandMe Contest - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

State-wide contest for youth of Ohio ages 2 through 18
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Birth Family

Talking about and working with birth families in foster care can be tricky. But if we truly care about the children placed in our homes, shouldn't we care about their birth family as well?
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Our Community

Foster care can be incredibly lonely - for both foster caregivers and children in foster care. Our community has proven repeatedly that we are a caring community with big hearts and for that, we are so grateful!
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The "Both/And" of Foster Care

The world of foster care is filled with the tension of both/and feelings.
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Child traumatic stress occurs when children and adolescents are exposed to events or situations that overwhelm their ability to cope. For many children in foster care, this includes some form of neglect or abuse in addition to the trauma of removal from their birth family, friends, school, and community.
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Former Foster Youth

After 1120 days in foster care, Mariana was adopted on 4/8/22 at age 15.
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"I could never give them back." I often hear this – or something similar – when I tell people we foster.
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Why Foster

There are many reasons why people choose to become foster parents. Let me tell you how I became a foster parent.
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Our Foster Parents

At MCJFS, our foster parents are the key to our program's success and we want to recognize them and thank them for all they do.
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May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month. Through this proclamation, the Office of Families and Children joins Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted in recognizing May as Foster Care Month in Ohio.
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Wadsworth Nonprofit Fair

We were able to share about our awesome program and the need for foster parents in Medina County at the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Fair.
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Pinwheel Walk Against Abuse

The Children's Center of Medina County hosted a Pinwheel Walk for child abuse prevention on Medina Square on Sunday.
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Raising the Bar Against Abuse Fundraising Event

Root 18 Crossfit Medina is hosting their annual "Raising the Bar Against Abuse" event to help raise funds for the Health and Human Services levy.
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New Managed Care Providers

New Managed Care Providers
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Pinwheel Garden

Thank you to the Children's Center of Medina County for planting a pinwheel garden in front of our agency. We are proud to partner with you in the month of April to raise awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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Career Opportunities

Want to make a difference in Medina County by helping families in the community? We currently have a number of full-time career opportunities available.
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Easter Baskets

A huge thanks to the Lodi Loyal Lads and Lassies 4-H Club for the fantastic Easter baskets. These busy bunnies assembled and donated close to 100 baskets and bags filled with all sorts of snacks and treats.
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Foster Parent Training

Tonight we completed another series of our preservice training that is required to become a licensed foster parent.
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Welcome to our New Website!

Welcome to our new and improved website!
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Job and Family Services
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