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Children and Familes First
   2013 Meeting Schedule
In response to state legislation requiring each county to form a local council, The Licking County CFFC was established in 1995. Our Council is an association of public and non-profit organizations, schools, clergy, parents, and elected officials, committed to strengthening families and improving the local social and human service delivery system by working together and sharing resources. With an annual budget just under one million, the CFFC is funded primarily by state, federal and local grant awards, supplemented with local contributions from its membership.
List of Council members:
  • 3 Family Representatives
  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters
  • Licking County Children Services
  • Community Mental Health and Recovery Board
  • Early Childhood Collaborative
  • Excel Academy
  • Family Health Services
  • Behavioral Healthcare Partners
  • LAPP
  • LEADS Head Start
  • Licking County Department of Job and Family Services
  • Licking County Commissioners
  • Licking County Educational Service Center
  • Licking County Juvenile/Probate Court
  • Licking County United Way
  • Mental Health America of Licking County
  • Newark City
  • Newark City Schools
  • Ohio Department of Youth Services
  • Pathways of Central Ohio
  • The Woodlands
  • Center for Service Learning/ Dennison University
In 2002, Licking County developed a five year plan to address the most critical problems facing children and adolescents in Licking County. The process identified two areas of highest need in the county to be Family Violence and Substance Abuse. With your support we hope to continue our efforts to make a positive difference for Licking County children, youth and their families.

Now in the second phase of the 2002 plan the county continues to address the issue of substance abuse among youth through the county-wide “Our Futures” Initiative. We also continue to address family violence through the Triple P Parenting Program.
Licking County offers children and families a continuum of formal and informal services and supports with the goal of maintaining children in their homes whenever possible. The county has a long history of collaborative efforts and offers service coordination through Community Support Team meetings. In 1996 the ORC mandated that each county develop a plan to coordinate services for children and families who voluntarily sought services. The Licking County Children and Families First council assumed responsibility for the development of the first service coordination plan. The plan has been modified several times with the last formal modification done in 2010.Click Here
Children & Families First Council
Kathy McLeish, Council Director
Debra Tehrani, Clinical Systems Service Director
Dr. Lew Mollica, Community Impact Coordinator
Linda M Myer, Ph.D., Triple P Coordinator
116 North 22nd Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
Ph: (740) 349-1633
Fax: (740)-344-2787
Purpose of Council: Building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging and empowering families.
Council meetings are held the first Wednesday of January, March, May, September, and November of 2013, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities Service Coordination Building at 565 Industrial Parkway Drive, Heath, Ohio 43056.

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