Family Services

Family Services

ABOUT

 

When it is determined that ongoing family services are needed, it is always the goal of Wayne County Children Services to protect children in the least intrusive way to families. Although many people associate Children Services with the placement of abused and neglected children, over 50% of the families WCCS is involved with keep their children at home. Services to families are often short-term and are designed to quickly educate and improve parental functioning, thus avoiding the trauma of unnecessary placement of their children.

Each family involved in ongoing services with WCCS is assigned a primary caseworker and a case plan is developed and provided to the family. The case plan prescribes what services are needed to improve parent functioning to reduce the risk of further abuse or neglect to the children. As time permits, caseworkers counsel families on such things as child development, nutrition, hygiene, basic parenting skills and appropriate expectations for children.

SERVICES

 

Services provided for families and children include, but are not limited to:

  • Family Oriented Casework Counseling
  • Family Team Meetings
  • Family Education
  • Individual, Group and Family Counseling
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Diagnostic Services to access chemical dependency, psychological and psychiatric disorders
  • Medical and/or Optical Services
  • Protective Daycare
  • Homemaker Services
  • Home Health Care
  • Independent Living & Emancipated Youth Services
  • Kinship Services
  • Parenting Classes
  • Transportation Assistance

Most of the above services are arranged and purchased from other social services agencies and individuals.

INFORMATION

Agency Overview

History

Leadership & Staff

Annual Reports

Agency Statistics

Agency Complaint Form

PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Reporting Abuse

Emergency Assistance

Intake Services

Child Abuse & Neglect Training for Day Care Providers

PREVENTION SERVICES

Family Services

Kinship Services

Independent Living & Young Adult Services

VISITATION INFORMATION

Visitation Guidelines

FOSTER CARE INFORMATION

General Information

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Certification & Pre-Service Foster Parent Training

Ongoing Foster Parent Training Schedule

Ohio Information About Foster Care

KINSHIP INFORMATION

Kinship Services

Ohio Information About Kinship Care

ADOPTION INFORMATION

General Information

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Certification & Pre-Service Foster Parent Training

Adoptable Children

Ohio Information About Adoption

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Overview

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Shop with a Hero Project

Tutoring Program

Mentoring Program

RESOURCES

Child Abuse Prevention Resources

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