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TRAININGS, PRESENTATIONS & EDUCATION
Service Coordination: Accessing resources for children with complex needs
to help you create hassle-free connections across health and human services and community agencies
Service Coordination is probably the most complicated process we handle, because it is intended to help kids with the most complicated challenges. If you work with a child who needs help in many areas of his or her life, and needs services from multiple agencies, you might need to learn about Service Coordination.
In less than 15 minutes, you can learn what the Service Coordination Team does, and when it is appropriate to access this resource for a child, on this FREE, IMMEDIATE TRAINING VIDEO
Also, you will find a wealth of resources in the Service Coordination section
If you feel like you need more insights, call to have a quick conversation with our staff Service Coordination specialist, (216) 698-2875
If your staff needs an in-person training on Service Coordination or other topics related to children and families, call (216) 698-2875
Presentations: You can connect with our knowledgeable speakers and presenters
We can provide in-person presentations on various topics that concern kids, families, and health and human services, based on your needs. In the past, we have spoken on these topics:
- How to Work Effectively with Public Systems to Benefit Families
- Leadership – Prevention – Connection: Family & Children First Council’s Programs and Policies
- Positive Youth Development for Cuyahoga County
- Youth Development is Community Development
- Creating Youth-Adult Partnerships That Work
- School Transitions: Our Approaches to Help Kids at the Critical Stages of Kindergarten, Third Grade, and Middle School
- Community Strategies to Support Children of Incarcerated Parents
- Closing the Achievement Gap
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention
- Families and Schools Together
- Our Plan for Child Well Being in Cuyahoga County
- When Family Stress is Too Much: Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect by Increasing Protective Factors
To request a presentation, or to request our involvement in your outreach fairs or other public education events, contact our staff Communications specialist, 216-698-2875
Also, if you or your agency presents on child well-being topics, you may be invited to speak to our Council. Contact our staff Communications specialist
to let us know your area of expertise.
Training: For youth workers
Our partner for out-of-school time programs, Starting Point
various professional development opportunities, with a special focus on
center-based or family child-care home professionals. Starting Point often works with the Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute (CCYWI)
and the Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship Program
to develop local workers.
To learn more, call Starting Point at (216) 575-0061.
to meet other like-minded professionals who care about kids and families
Meet us in person at our open-to-the-public Council meetings
, or follow Cuyahoga County on LinkedIn
You can also receive ongoing announcements of event opportunities by joining our email list
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Directory of Child & Family Public Service Agencies for Cuyahoga County
: Our ultimate resource guide for families. We connect you to public systems and helpful people.
to fuel your vision for a healthy, stable future for Cuyahoga County families
Our Council funds programs that prevent risky behaviors, child abuse or neglect, and other poor outcomes for families. Any Request for Proposals (RFP) that we issue will post through the county’s Office of Procurement and Diversity
Also, visit the Foundation Center
either in person or online to search for funders. The Foundation Center offers a database of donors and grant-making organizations to support your cause.
REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Find our documents, including data briefs, comprehensive evaluations reports, and annual reports
to help inform your work
See also our News & Announcements page.