Foster Parent Fall Pre-Service Schedule 2017

    Fall 2017 Marathon Weekends* Foster/Adopt Training Program * Complete training in three weekends! Trainer: Lynne Anderson Beginning January 1, 2009, all persons being recommended for licensure as caregivers must have … [Read more...]

Foster Parent Spring Pre-Service Schedule 2017

      Spring 2017 Trainer: Lynne Anderson Beginning January 1, 2009, all persons being recommended for licensure as caregivers must have completed the following 36-hour Preservice training, delivered in 12 three-hour … [Read more...]

December Board Meeting Canceled

The December 15, 2017 regular meeting of the Marion County Children Services Board has been canceled. The next meeting will occur on January 19, 2018 at noon at Marion County Children Services. Click here to learn more about the Board, their work, … [Read more...]

Child deaths weigh on first responders

The following article appeared in The Marion Star Deaths of young children are among the worst cases first responders can encounter on the job. That’s made the last two months especially difficult for personnel in Marion County. Six-month-old … [Read more...]

Child Abuse is Preventable

Officials: Child abuse is preventable Andrew Carter, Reporter 1:47 p.m. EDT July 2, 2016 Buy Photo (Photo: File photo/The Marion star) 13 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE MARION - Child abuse is … [Read more...]

Fragile Brain – Handle with Care

Fragile brain, handle with care Jonathan Dart and Sarah Cumberland report on a form of child abuse that is not instantly recognizable, but the consequences can be dire. In the absence of treatment, Australian doctors are trying to improve diagnosis … [Read more...]

All Babies Cry – Abusive Head Trauma

In  light of recent tragic events in Marion County we would like to ensure the community has access to the Ohio Department of Health's "Babies Cry a Lot"  brochure. It is a simple statement that we all know to be true. In some families the babies cry … [Read more...]

Why Adoption Is Bittersweet

Why Adoption Is Bittersweet by Liz Block Scary Mommy My husband and I became foster parents a year and a half ago. We didn’t have any friends or family who fostered. It was all new to us, and we’ve found it’s all new to a lot of … [Read more...]

Medications are the Leading Cause of Child Poisoning

Medication Safety Children are curious by nature, and it makes sense that they would be even more curious when it comes to medication. Many medications look and taste like candy. While it’s important to encourage our kids to explore … [Read more...]

April 2016 events!

Events set Child Abuse Prevention Month in April Andrew Carter, Reporter 5:59 p.m. EDT March 22, 2016 Buy Photo (Photo: File photo/The Marion Star) MARION - Marion County Children Services is planning events to reach out to and … [Read more...]