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Permanence Within A Year For Every LCCS Child.



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Appropriate
and responsive help for the family to make a safe plan for their child’s
permanence when they are not providing safety themselves


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Delivery
of all services as agreed upon in the family’s case plan


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Intervention
and follow-through per Ohio Department of Job and Family Services rules and
PCSAO standards of practice for all aspects of involvement in every case


·      
Strengths-based,
workable case plans.


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Provision
of those services necessary to minimize the risk to referred children


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An
appropriate plan in place in every case to keep the children safe


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Family
stability, when this can be achieved without jeopardizing the physical and
emotional safety of children


·      
Support
and strengthening of the family systems be they single parent, traditional,
extended, or foster/adoptive that care for the children


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All
necessary remedial services to restore the safety and well being of the child,
and whenever possible to do so within the natural family


·      
The most
appropriate services to children and families which meet the needs of all
parties involved


·      
Connection
of families to appropriate services to strengthen the family system and thereby
help protect children


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Everything
reasonably possible being done to bring about reunification of the family


·      
Families
being helped to plan appropriately for permanence for their children in order
to reduce further incidents of neglect and abuse


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Doing
everything that can reasonably be done to assure that the children for whom the
agency is responsible are free from abuse and neglect


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All
homes LCCS places children in are healthy and safe environments, whether those
homes are relative/family, agency supervised, or purchased placements


·      
Appropriate
care for children when family or friends are not able to make an appropriate
plan to keep them safe


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Recruitment,
training, and maintenance of foster and adoptive parents who are able and
willing to meet the needs of children throughout the community


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A system
where care givers are properly trained and have the best interests of children
as their #1 priority


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Placement
of children in adoptive homes without unnecessary delay, and offering the
highest degree of support and information to make an easy transition


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The best
possible out-of-home placements for children who cannot remain with their birth
families


·      
Children
placed only in families who have made a commitment to care for them through the
thick and the thin


·      
LCCS
children who are removed from their families having only one out-of-home
placement, without lateral placement moves


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Education
of the community about the laws which empower the agency to act


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Education
of the community/legislature as to the direction Child Welfare should move


·      
LCCS
holding the lead community role in the development of community prevention
services


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Education
of the community (schools, hospitals, and other groups) on the effects of abuse
and neglect on children and society


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Education
of the community in recognizing and reporting abuse and neglect


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Education
programs in the schools to talk to all levels of children on abuse issues and
provide them with information on services


·      
Education
of the community about recognizing child abuse and neglect and their
responsibility in reporting and protection


·      
Education
of the community about the kinds of problems children face in our county


·      
Successful
transition into independence for adolescents turning 18 or leaving school


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Meeting
or exceeding rules and standards of good practice


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Staff at
all levels who are approachable and who have enabling education and calm objectivity


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Staff who are trained as well as intellectually
and emotionally capable of performing assigned duties. A respectful atmosphere
for adult and child clients that assumes their cooperation and growth


·      
Mindfulness
of the community standards and communication with them on a regular basis about
the need for services and how they can be responsible for ensuring that it
happens


·      
Accountability
to the community for all services and activities of the agency and its staff


·      
Accountability
to the community and tax payers to appropriately and wisely use funds to
support the agency’s goals and mission


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Use of all agency resources to problem solve for
children


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Continuous
and timely progress on implementation of the approved LCCS strategic plan






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