Coordination and Collaboration.

For the benefit of Wayne County's Children

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Wayne County Family and Children First Council helps coordinate services for families with children prenatal through age 24, as a part of the Ohio Family and Children First initiative.  Click here to download a brochure. 

Since 1986, seven years before Ohio put Family and Children First Councils into Revised Code in 1993, Wayne County has been the catalyst for bringing health and social services organizations together with schools to coordinate and streamline services for families and children.

In 1990, the mission of Wayne County Family and Children First Council was adopted, to "Promote coordination and collaboration among local government, non-profit organizations, businesses and parents for the benefit of Wayne County's Children" 

Ohio has identified six Commitments to Child Well Being by which Councils can measure progress. They are:

  • Expectant Parents and Newborns Will Thrive

  • Infants and Toddlers Will Thrive

  • Children Will Be Ready for School

  • Children and Youth will Succeed in School

  • Youth will Choose Healthy Behaviors

  • Youth will Successfully Transition to Adulthood

In 2002, Wayne County added a seventh commitment:

  • Families and Individuals Will Live in Safe and Supportive Neighborhoods

For more information:

Wayne County Shared Plan SFYs 18-19

Shared Plan Acronyms List


Wayne County's 2014 Community Health Assessment:

"And How Are the Children?"  

Dr. Vimont's June 6, 2016 Power Point presentation and data analysis

Community Health Assessment with letter to community

 2016 Northeast Ohio Needs Assessment for Child Abuse Prevention Grant 

Final 2016 FFC Needs Assessment Sept 27



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