Monthly Archives: January 2016

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2019 Nomination for Steve Plottner Award

Category : Uncategorized

Steve Plottner Award for Leadership in Child Welfare

The Steve Plottner Award for Leadership in Child Welfare honors a person who demonstrates leadership for children, families, and the direct care workforce of the Ohio child welfare system.  The award is named after Steve Plotter, one of Ohio’s most influential child welfare leaders.

Steve was a leader on many fronts.  He was an officer on the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA) Board of Directors and chaired the Residential Center and Group Home Committee for many years.  In these roles, he led OACCA’s advocacy efforts on child welfare outcomes and licensing standards, the direct care workforce, and the rights of children involved in the child welfare and developmental disability systems.  For twenty-one years, Steve was a leader of the Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals (OACYCP).  In the roles of Board member, Vice President, and President, he led efforts to enhance and professionalize the field of child and youth care.  Following a two-decade tenure with LHS Family and Youth Service, he became the organization’s chief executive and led agency-wide innovations to adapt LHS the changing health care and child welfare marketplace.

Please fill out this form, print, and email it to by 3/2/2018.  Or you can complete it on line at 


– The nominee is a leader in the Ohio child welfare system
– The nominee is an advocate for children in need of residential care and providers of residential care
– The nominee made outstanding contributions to the field of residential care

* 1.Your Name

* 2.Your Email Address

* 3.Nominee’s Name

* 4.In 1-2 paragraphs, describe why the nominee should receive the award:

* 5.Name of the organization in which the nominee is employed:

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Conference Sponsor Opportunities – 2019

Category : Conference

The 2019 Annual Conference will be held at Sawmill Creek in Huron, Ohio on March 20 and 21, 2019.  The Ohio Association of Child & Youth Care Professionals is seeking sponsorship for our annual conference in 2018!  YOU CAN NOW PAY ON-LINE WITH PAYPAL!

$750 Champion:  Table in front by registration desk, full day workshop plus lunch for two staff, sponsorship recognition in conference brochure, on website, and during luncheons

$500 Leader:  Table near front entry, full day workshop plus lunch for one staff, recognition on website

$350 Advocate:  Table in conference area, one free 3 hr workshop

$200 Mentor:  Table in conference area

For consideration or questions, please contact Joel Haberland at or Desiree Morrison at