Stages & Ages New Baby

Together We Rise – Kinship Placement

Kinship care is commonly defined as the full-time care, nurturing, and protection of a child by individuals who already have a connection with that child. Kinship can include relatives and non-relatives – grandma, aunt, uncle, teacher, neighbor, or family friend. Those families who have chosen to be a kinship placement and eventual adoptive family have …

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Safe sleep academy is now available to parents for free

(Akron, Ohio) – Akron Children’s Hospital and the Molly Ann Gries Foundation have partnered to create a free online training program to educate parents and caregivers about best practices related to infant safe sleep habits.

Together We Rise – The Perspective of a CPS Worker

We often hear the stories of foster families and the children whom they have shared their homes and their lives with. But, behind the scenes, are those who perform the everyday duties in agencies like Stark County JFS. These individuals are vital in protecting children and maximizing their well-being, and they have a unique perspective …

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Healthy Tip Tuesday-My Son is 1 out of 100

Last week we kicked off the month by acknowledging that February was heart month and bringing awareness to heart health. Did you know that 1 out of every 100 children are born each year with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)? Read on to learn more about what a congenital Heart Defect (CHD) is, and to …

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10 parenting strategies to reduce your kids’ pandemic stress

(U.S.) – Parents are dealing with huge demands on their time and energy. Children may not be attending school or involved in regular activities.

Together We Rise – The Joy of Reunification

One SCJFS foster family, originally planning to adopt, discovers the importance of supporting a mother’s journey to reunify with her daughter and the joy of creating a lifelong bond with one special little girl.

State group pushes funding focused on Ohio’s children

(Ohio) – The Ohio Children’s Budget Coalition recently released reports pushing for major needs they see within the state designed to support children.

Local program continues to cultivate the passion for kids helping kids

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The TUFF (Tuscarawas United-Feeding our Future) Bags program continues to serve local school children by partnering at-risk youth from the juvenile court with community volunteers to pack bags of food.