Meet Our Kinship Care Coordinator - Medina County Job and Family Services

Meet Our Kinship Care Coordinator

Layne Hedden September 08, 2022

We are so excited to welcome Cynthia into her new role at MCJFS as our first ever Kinship Care Coordinator! Meet Cynthia...

I have always loved helping people! After completing an internship at MCJFS in 2019 and receiving my bachelor’s degree in social work at Liberty University, I accepted a position as a case worker with MCJFS. Last month, I began my new role as the agency's first ever Kinship Care Coordinator.

Kinship care is important for children because it allows them to stay involved in their family’s culture, stay connected with family members who they may not otherwise be able to remain connected with, and is less traumatic for children when being removed from their birth parents. Part of my job is to assess kinship home studies to ensure that kids are going into a safe and stable home outside of foster care; and to support kinship families by connecting them to training and resources in the area. I’m also hoping to start a kinship support group for families to connect with one another.

Ohio has been consistently expanding services and benefits available for kinship caregivers and I’m excited to be part of the effort to continue to support families here in Medina County.

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