OFCA Annual Training Conference
Worthington Doubletree, 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus OH 43235, June 13 & 14, 2014Fourteen hours of quality training in a two day conference uniquely designed for anyone parenting a child touched by the child welfare system
The Ohio Family Care Association (OFCA) serves as the statewide voice for the thousands of adoptive, foster, kinship and respite families – what we here refer to as - in Ohio. Our role is to advocate on behalf of our members at the state level, connect them to resources, and provide them with educational opportunities to ensure that they are able to volunteer their time, their homes, and their hearts to serve Ohio’s abused, neglected, dependent, and unruly children. OFCA is fully committed to ensuring that children have safe, caring families available to protect them for as long, and as often as they need by supporting the families who care for them. What better way to accomplish this mission than to have thousands of people speaking with one voice at the local and state level?
The Ohio Family Care Association
Advocacy:OFCA educates Ohio’s policymakers about the needs of abused, neglected and dependent children and the resource families that care for them; testifies before legislative committees on pending legislation which impacts resource families; and represents resource families at state agency meetings held in which regulatory changes are being considered.
Education:OFCA keeps members informed about the latest news related adoption, foster care, kinship and respite through e-mail alerts and OFCA E-NEWS AND VIEWS; a monthly electronic newsletter.
Support:OFCA provides a warm line for resource families who are experiencing difficulties related to out-of-home care, and provides referral to local agencies for