Ohio's Families and Children Rule Review Site

5101:2-40-02 Supportive services for prevention of placement, reunification and life skills.

Posted: September 28th, 2020

This form is no longer open for comment. However, here you can view an archived, read-only version of the form and any associated comments.

Note: if the PDF document does not appear below, you can either download and install Adobe Reader or download the PDF directly.

Click here to download and view the PDF directly to your device.

1I Agree1I Disagree
louis devault
10-21-2020 (5:48pm)
many ears ago childrens services made some very poor decisions that had disasterous outcomes and radical changes in family cultures for many children the circumstances created were short sighted and in many cases down right dangerous and criminal...Families would be quickly reunified with no support services and the outcomes where less than extrordinary ...That being said lack of supervision and teams focused onn financial watermarks often overuled common sense ...families where left with little choice but to go on the offensive making the cases harder to manage and again dismal outcomes ruled the day...here is the outcome video tape gathered from one such dismal case...and the following requests for financil compensation in the after math of such actions...now is a chance to fight I have been part of this movement from vocal until now our family plight is on its second consideration for renumeration call the ohio attny generals office @ 614 466 5610 and tell them to pay for the damages cps caused...victims of crime compensation unit...here is the number 614 466 5610 and case...V20-11626-R - Louis Harold Devault Incident: Mar 5, 1995 V20-11626-R Reconsideration Claim STATUS: PENDING 9/29/2020Filed Date 11/27/2020Due Date CLAIMANTS Louis Harold Devault Sarah Elizabeth Devault Gabrielle Anette Devault Joseph Lon Devault ReconsiderationClaim Type COMPENSATION REQUESTED here is the video https://youtu.be/hOIUQ3N6qJI
0I Agree1I Disagree
Spencer Izor
10-22-2020 (8:45am)
The primary goal of all supportive services should be to provide for the safety and welfare of the child. Family first legislation is that focuses solely on reunification first is extremely dangerous and putting children at risk of continued abuse and neglect as well as risk of reentering the foster care system with no plan for permanency.
0I Agree0I Disagree
Lisa Dickson
10-27-2020 (10:26am)
On behalf of ACTION Ohio and the OHIO YAB, please review the youth recommendations and testimony that are located at this link: https://fosteractionohio.org/training-track-proposal/ In reference to: “To assist a child who has attained the age of fourteen to prepare for transition from substitute care to independent living and self sufficiency…” A concern which has been raised repeatedly by Ohio foster youth is the need for more consistency when it comes to independent living service preparation. It is important to note that preparing foster youth for young adulthood is required by federal law. In reference to: "Life skill services are a series of developmentally appropriate services or activities providing an opportunity for a child to gain the skills needed to live a self-sufficient adult life pursuant to rule 5101:2-42-19 of the Administrative Code…” Life skill services is nebulous term. There are specific categories of resources that every Ohio foster care teen deserves to be informed about and connected with, such as academic support, post-secondary support, career/vocational, health, housing and legal resources. Is there a way to better ensure that the robust array of services that are referenced in Ohio Administrative Code: 5101:2-42-19 Requirements for the provision of independent living services to youth in custody are more consistently made available to foster youth ages 14+ throughout the state of Ohio? Perhaps by requiring every county to have an Independent Living Department, as referenced in youth testimony?
0I Agree0I Disagree
Gabriella Craft
10-30-2020 (11:42pm)
I am writing this as a testimony that has to deal with the section of this law (A) (4) To assist a child who has attained the age of fourteen to prepare for transition from substitute care to independent living and self-sufficiency. I would like to share my personal experience with aging out of the foster care system in Franklin County Ohio in 2005. I was never provided with any of the resources that are available to foster youth in Ohio. I somehow managed to attend post-secondary education in Ohio and went as far as obtaining a master’s degree in social work. I entered foster care at 14 and knew from the start that I wanted to obtain a post-secondary education. I had one placement the entire time I was in foster care and my foster mom is an AMAZING person. I was her first placement and she only takes in teen females however even to this day I know that she is not aware of the resources listed and shared by Lisa Dickson in the link https://fosteractionohio.org/training-track-proposal/. She did her absolute best to prepare me as best as she could for an adult life but with no training on resources or how to teach life skills to teens. I even went as far to stay in a host home in between exiting care and moving into the university I attended. My host home experience was horrible. The host home parents ended up getting mad at me because another girl who stayed with them was suicidal and I allowed her to use my phone to call a suicide hotline when she had lost her phone privileges. The host home kicked me out at the point which was several weeks before I was to start school even though they were paid to keep me for a certain length of time and I ended up transiently homeless at that time and had to sleep on a couch at a friend of a friend. During my time in a host home no such life skills were taught to me and no resources were provided to me by a county worker, my foster mom, or my host home. During my time in foster care I do remember receiving at some point some type of assessment of my life skills but the assessment seemed very inadequate in assessing my current life skills, but never was anything done to implement teaching me those life skills or at the very least providing me with resources that were available to youth aging out of care in Ohio. I believe that there strongly needs to be a consistent model implemented statewide that prepares youth for self-sufficiency as an adult. I strongly feel that if any of the people involved in my life during foster care would have had training about the resources available to youth aging out I would have not had to struggle as much as I did during my post-secondary education. I struggled greatly with housing, finances including paying for college, and disability (to which I had to navigate on my own although I was on disability when I entered care it was not continued into adulthood). I found out about most resources through my own research and only after I was too old to qualify for any of the resources except for Medicaid up to age 26. There is so much more to my story and specifics I can’t include in this comment about my specific struggles please do not hesitate to reach out for more information I would be happy to provide it. I strongly agree with the recommendations from the link provided by Lisa Dickson that supports the proposals of ? Standardized curriculum designed by foster care alumni ? Scheduling a Training of Trainers for a team of foster care alumni trainers ? Training rolled out statewide ? Including a post-training Coaching component ? If part of this training is online, seek to have a live training where people sign in, and a post-test to ensure transfer of learning.