Engaging and Empowering Families
Building Community Capacity
Coordinating Systems and Services
Community Voices member, Julie, at the Canal Market
Community Voices is
connecting with parents and caregivers at the Canal Market
Community Voices members are excited to spread the word about their group. Through the generosity of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Licking and Knox County, the group is able to have a presence at Newark's Canal Market to let parents and caregivers know about the support they offer and resources available to families of children with needs in areas such as mental health, developmental disabilities, juvenile justice, school, child protection, health, etc.
Supporting Our Supporters Summer Newsletter
Summer, a time to relax and rejuvenate
This summer, take a break, slow down, relax and enjoy time away from day-to-day stressors. Whether it's connecting with nature, your loved ones or your pets, rest your body and mind to reduce stress, feel better and renew your energy!
Brainteaser answer at the bottom of this page
Congratulations Leadership Cohort Class of 2023!
Graduate, Miriam Ali, from Nationwide Children's Hospital, accepts her Certificate from Melanie Fling
Row 1- Stephanie Bennett, Crystal Sipe, Madison Kirkpatrick, Lataya Croom, Yvonne Williams, Patty Warner, Jeffrey Lemichuk, Diana Alexander. Row 2- Miriam Ali, Ashley Palmer, Tiffany Nethers, Kat Robinson, Kandice Hosko, Melissa Shaw, Amy Grezlik.
The 2023 Leadership Cohort held its graduation ceremony on May 4.
Leadership Cohort members have been meeting monthly since September of 2022, engaging in opportunities to build relationships, expand their knowledge of community providers, challenges and opportunities, and strengthening their leadership skills to create a county-wide leadership network of providers with in-depth knowledge of child and family serving systems.
Graduate Ashley Palmer is introduced as the newest member of the Children and Families First Council Team!
United Way of Licking County celebrates 90 years!
Children and Families First Council is proud to be a United Way of Licking County funded partner. Thank you for your support!
Licking County Children and Families First Council's 2023-2025 Shared Plan provides an agenda for Council members in our work to achieve better results for families and children. Our priorities:
Parent and family voice
Service Coordination and Wraparound services
Trauma Informed Care
Collaborative, community-based early interventions
The answer for the Summer SOS Newsletter brainteaser: A puzzle piece!
Upcoming Meetings and Classes
August 2, October 4, December 6, 2023 Full Council meetings are held in-person at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Rd., Newark. We also offer a virtual option-
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Meeting ID: 264 048 707 277, Passcode: okaMRB
Join with a video conferencing device
firstname.lastname@example.org, Video Conference ID: 114 168 460 4
Or call in (audio only) +1 614-721-2972,,557416633#
Phone Conference ID: 557 416 633#
Schedule a consultation with Early Childhood Clinical Committee (child birth to age 8) or Clinical Committee (older youth). Click here for Consultation Form. Click here for Early Childhood Clinical Committee Release of Information. Click here for Clinical Committee Release of Information.
Parenting Classes, Home Visiting Programs, and More!