Wayne County Family & Children First Council connects the dots to eliminate redundancy and bring resources together for planning, monitoring and improving outcomes for families and children.

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How We Do It

  • Wayne FCFC provides Service Coordination to help families who receive services from multiple systems. It brings children, families and service providers together in a way that fosters communication, coordination and collaboration.

  • Wayne FCFC works with Diversion (a multi-system team) that uses a strength-based approach to planing services and a flexible wrap around fund to help prevent unnecessary placement of children away from their families.

  • Wayne FCFC oversees Early Intervention through Help Me Grow. It provides coordinated early intervention services to parents of eligible children under the age of 3 with developmental delays or disabilities. Families work with their teams to create an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) to use their existing supports and resources-- and build on them-- to learn how to enhance their child's learning and development.

    • Early Intervention is a statewide system that provides coordinated services to parents of young children with delays and disabilities and grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings.

    • If you you would like to refer your child to Early Intervention please call the Wayne County Help Me Grow at 330-988-1304 or complete this form to self-refer electronically.

  • Wayne FCFC, along with Wayne County Children Services, has been appointed by Wayne County Commissioners to the Northeast Ohio Council for Ohio Children's Trust Fund to provide programs that reduce child abuse and neglect. To learn more about it, visit the state OCTF website and follow us on Facebook.

    The Resilient Family Project is coordinated by Catholic Charities and funded by an Ohio Children’s Trust Fund grant.  It has two components.  Parent Cafes are fun, relaxed gatherings that encourage parent-to-parent learning through sharing, guided small & large group discussion, and reflection on parenting joys and challenges.  Discussion focuses on “protective factors” which have proven to help families stay strong – even under difficult circumstances.  Two-hour parent cafes welcome all parents of children ages 3-18.  Kinship caregivers, single moms, and adoptive parents are especially encouraged to participate in a café experience.   Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) small group discussions are offered on specific topics.  These topics are 1) Managing Fighting and Aggression, 2) Hassle-Free Shopping with Children, 3) Dealing with Disobedience, and 4) Developing Good Bedtime Routines.  This project serves families in Ashland, Holmes, & Wayne counties.  Any person interested in learning more about this program or registering for upcoming events, should contact Barbara at bxkudravi@ccdocle.org

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