CFFC Initiatives

ENGAGELicking 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: 

VerificationsBirth Certificate, Social Security Card

Medical-Medical care/Medical Card/Insurance InfoSexual HealthHealth Care Power of Attorney

Education and Selective Service- Transcript, FAFSA info, GED, IEP/504 Plan, Selective Service

Employment- OMJ/CCMEP

Housing- What you need to know when looking for housingLandlord lists, Vacant Unit List,  Roommate QuestionnaireBasic Household necessities, Apartment (Home) Maintenance, Fair Market Rent info., Ohio Landlord &Tenant Law, Bridges program for youth who have emancipated out of foster care.

Important Things to Know - Drivers License, Vehicle Upkeep, Money Saving TipsBudgeting, Consumer Protection, Taxes

Community Resources -Pocket Resources GuidePublic AssistanceFood pantriesPhone minutes

Pregnancy and Parenting resources, Library resources

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!

Active Parenting First Five Years

First Five Years is an evidence based program that uses video, discussion and activities to teach stages of development and basic parenting skills for parents of children birth - 5 years old.


Incredible Years


The Incredible Years® evidence based parenting programs focus on strengthening parenting competencies and fostering parent involvement in children’s school experiences, to promote children’s academic, social  and emotional skills and reduce conduct problems.

Active Parenting


This six-session workshop will show you effective ways to - Use non-violent discipline. Improve communication.  Teach responsibility.  Handle problems as they come up., Cope with difficult topics and power struggles. Stimulate independence as your children grow older,

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..

Early Head Start


Early head start is a home-visiting program serving families with children under the age of three whose income is below 100% of the poverty level. Their goal is to make sure the children they serve are developmentally on target and the parents have the support and skills they need.

Childbirth Education


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 (740) 348-4346 or email 

Parent Support


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 5) who experience developmental delays, or a mental or physical condition that is likely to result in a delay. A delay is when a child does not reach developmental milestones at the expected times. 

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.

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 


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. 

YES Clubhouse


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.

Car Seats


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.

Children's Reading Foundation


The Children's Reading Foundation of Licking County responds to the unique needs and opportunities of our community in educating families about their important role in raising a reader. Our mission is to promote the message "Read With a Child 20 minutes Every Day"

YouthMOVE Ohio


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

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,

© 2015 Licking County Children and Families First Council and  the Licking County Health Department