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2018 Annual Conference March 28 and March 29, 2018

The Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals Annual Conference will be held on March 28 and 29, 2018 at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio on the beautiful southern shores of Lake Erie! More details soon!

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2018 Conference Keynote Presenter Announced!

Keynote Presenter:  Don Bartlette, Ph.D. “Macaroni at Midnight”:  How one person in a traumatized child’s life can make all the difference! Join us in hearing internationally recognized speaker and social activist, Dr. Don Bartlette, share his autobiographical story of inspiration and hope despite adversity. He travels across North American and other countries to share his

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2017 OACYCP Elections – Board of Directors

At our Annual Meeting in March, 2017, new officers of the Board of Directors were elected.  The following individuals have been elected to the OACYCP Board of Directors: Desiree Morrison, President Corrie Rafferty, Vice President Anthony Rodgers, Treasurer Dale Curry, Secretary Joel Haberland, Immediate-past President

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CYCCB Certification Workbook and Study Guide Now Available!

The Child and Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB) has a new Certification Workbook available through their website for $30.00, including shipping and handling.  Check it out .

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Thoughts on Youth Care

Please check out Tom Woll’s article on Youth Care.  Tom is a longtime member and supporter of the Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care and professional certification for direct care workers.   Great article for both workers and administrators!

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Pay Membership On-line!

You can now pay your OACYCP Membership on-line using PayPal   Please check out our Membership page!

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2018 Nomination for Steve Plottner Award

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

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Conference Sponsor Opportunities – 2018

The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at Sawmill Creek in Huron, Ohio on March 28 and 29, 2018.  The Ohio Association of Child & Youth Care Professionals is seeking sponsorship for our annual conference in 2017!  YOU CAN NOW PAY ON-LINE WITH PAYPAL! $750 Champion:  Table in front by registration desk, full day workshop

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The Faces of Foster Care – Ohio HB 50/SB 240 is Now Law!!

From our friends at OACCA: Earlier this week, our Ohio Fostering Connections campaign released a video titled “I am the Face of Foster Care”. The video raises awareness of the challenges faced by youth who age out of foster care. Specifically, the bill calls on Ohio legislators to support HB 50 / SB 240, legislation

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