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A SHARED VISION FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES:


·      
Children
grow within a safe nurturing environment within a permanent family.


·      
Children
will have their basic needs met including food, clothing, shelter, health care,
and education.


·      
Children
will have a strong sense of self worth and identity.


·      
Children
will have a positive anticipation of the future.


·      
Children
will have a valued place in their family and the community.


·      
Children
will have an investment in their family and community.


·      
Families
provide the basic unit and foundation of communities and are respected and
valued for their uniqueness, history, and traditions.


·      
Families
are responsible for rearing their children.


·      
Families
provide a value base for their children based on respect for self, others, and
the environment.


·      
Families
have the spiritual, cultural, and economic resources necessary to reach their
full potential and contribute to the well-being of their communities.


·      
Families
are able to seek help without stigma.


·      
Communities
will view resources to children and families as investments in the future.


·      
Communities
will recognize the rights and needs of children and families as their highest
priority and agree upon common goals for protecting their health and well-being
by building on the strengths of families.


·      
Communities
will identify and confront injustice.


·      
Communities
will respect and support the strengths of the racial, cultural, and ethnic
heritage of families and neighborhoods.


·      
Communities
will have access to and commit public and private resources to effectively
serve and support children, adults, and families.


·      
Communities
will provide everyone with the opportunity, encouragement, and support to
learn, grow, and contribute.




MISSION STATEMENT


The Public Children Services Association of
Ohio is a proactive coalition of public children services agencies that
promotes the development of sound public policy and program excellence for safe
children, stable families, and strong communities. We do this through advocacy,
research, training, consultation, and technical assistance.




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