ENGAGE- Licking County's ENGAGE Leadership Committee works with partners to ensure a successful transition of older youth to adulthood. The committee created a pocket resource guide that provides information on local resources and helpful apps., and a Resource binder that provides more detailed information and resources to help youth become independent. Binder Contents include:
Education and Selective Service- Transcript, FAFSA info, GED, IEP/504 Plan, Selective Service
Housing- What you need to know when looking for housing, Landlord lists, Vacant Unit List, Roommate Questionnaire, Basic Household necessities, Apartment (Home) Maintenance, Fair Market Rent info., Ohio Landlord &Tenant Law, Bridges program for youth who have emancipated out of foster care.
Programs and Parenting Resources
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
Triple P gives parents simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life. Problems like toddler tantrums or teenage rebellion. Self-esteem issues. Bedtime battles. Disobedience. Aggression. Triple P can help you deal with them all – and more!
Pathways of Central Ohio
Active Parenting First 5 Years for parents of young children, Active Parenting for parents of children ages 5 to 12, and Active Parenting Teens for parents of pre-teens & teens-
Workshops use videos, activities and group discussion to teach important skills for parenting.
Incredible Years programs give parents and caregivers strategies to help children start school ready to learn.
Behavioral Healthcare Partners (BHP)
BHP offers a full continuum of behavioral health care for children, adults, and families.
Services for children and adolescents include
Early Childhood Mental Health
School-Based Programs and mobile crisis services.
LAPP provides integrated treatment and recovery services for individuals and families experiencing behavioral health issues including alcohol and drug-related problems. Adolescent services include assessments, individual and group counseling. Basic alcohol and drug education is also offered.
Help Me Grow
Help Me Grow is a program for expectant parents, newborns, infants
and toddlers and provides health and developmental services so children start
school healthy and ready to learn..
Learn about relaxation, breathing techniques, labor, delivery and your newborn. This class is for expectant mothers and their coaches. For more information on registering for a class or class offerings, please call (220) 564-3388 or email .
Free parenting classes offered day or evening; various topics relating to specific problem behaviors. Evidenced based programs are used including Triple P and Parenting Inside Out. Mental Health America of Licking County.
Other Programs and Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Licking & Perry Counties
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18.. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Flying Colors Public School Preschool
Flying Colors Public Preschool offers early learning experiences to give your child an academic and social advantage for success in school and in life. Our schools offers preschool and readiness programs for children age three to six. Each site is fully-licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.
Licking Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities
We support families with children birth through age 21 who experience developmental delays, or children birth to age 3 with a mental or physical condition that is likely to result in a delay. We offer service coordination to help plan for the future and find service options, family support services and other resources.
LEADS Head Start
LEADS Head Start/Early Head Start is a leader in Early Childhood Education for young children and their families. Through an alliance of families, staff and community, we foster an environment of diversity to celebrate individuality and inner strength. We promote life-long learning to sustain the development of good citizenship. Early Head Start is a home-visiting program for children under age 3, and Head Start is a center based program.
Licking County Children Services
Child Protective services offers a wide range of social services coordinated and delivered on behalf of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. Licking County JFS receives reports alleging abuse or neglect 24 hours per day every day of the year.
Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C.)
WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
The Woodlands provides many different services to families and children in our community. Our services are designed to meet the physical, psychological and emotional needs of people facing challenges. The Center for New Beginnings Shelter & Services, Helping Children Succeed After Divorce Seminar, and more.
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
BCMH assists Licking County families with children who have special needs:. Chronic Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Juvenile Arthritis, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer, Cleft Lip/Palate, Cerebral Palsy, Hemophilia, Spina Bifida, Hearing Loss, Heart Defects and Seizure disorders.
Youth Engaged in Service (YES) After School and Summer Program is a program of Mental Health America of Licking County.. Staff and adult volunteers provide mentoring, tutoring, life-skills and anger management classes, along with a daily meal. Membership is free.
The Licking County Health Department provides car seats for low income families without child safety seats. Parents are trained on proper installation and use of the seats and the seat is properly secured in the car by a trained car safety seat technician.
Newborn Nurse Home Visiting
The Licking County Health Dept. provides free home visits for families with newborns. A nurse checks the baby's health, provides breast feeding support if needed, and provides other information and referrals to the family,
YouthMOVE is a national youth led organization devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare