County Education News Stark

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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Together We Rise – Youth in Transition

When foster families show a commitment to their foster children, it can greatly impact children’s well-being and health – and especially their futures. One teenage girl, Kallie, has shared about her journey through foster care, through being in homes where she felt unconnected to being provided with a home where she feels comfortable and secure.

Local organization launches unique approach to mental health education

(Canton, Ohio) – Middle school students in Stark County have an innovative new way to learn about their mental health in a format they are likely to enjoy: an age-appropriate comic book. 

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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Program offers remote learning help to Ohio’s special needs children

(Ohio) – The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on everyone, but those facing additional challenges for special needs children.

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.

Could you help your kids with school work if you didn’t have Google?

(U.S.) – According to a recent survey, the majority of parents say they would not be able to help their kids with school work without this one tool!