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1 Ohio Family & Children First Cabinet Council

2 Statutory Purpose The purpose of the cabinet council is to help families seeking government services…by streamlining and coordinating existing services for families seeking assistance for their children.

3 History of OFCF Cabinet Council by Administration Now

4 History of OFCF Placement in Governor’s Office Governor Celeste – established Interdepartmental Cluster Services for Youth (ICSFY) which led to the creation of OFCF. Governor Voinovich - Enactment of 1992 Executive Order to create OFCF Cabinet Council overseen by the Governor, to expand the work of cluster and encourage collaboration on more system and policy issues in counties. Moved to Statewide Implementation in 1994; greater emphasis on parent involvement and responsibility; Quarterly state performance measurement reporting begins; Cabinet led and supported by Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Governor Taft - Overseen by the Governor’s EA; Hired 4 state Directors for Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Performance; 5 Regional Directors; 5 Regional Family Coordinators; Licensing work ended; PfS integrates three community planning models and pilots in 5 counties. Later reduced staffing pattern to an Executive Director, secretary, and 5 field people. Governor Strickland – Overseen by the Governor’s EA Director; staffing pattern reduced to Executive Director, secretary, and three field people..

5 History of OFCF Cabinet Governor Voinovich’s OFCF Vision All children will enter school ready to learn Targeted budget investments; Help Me Grow corporate partnership launches; AECF Family to Family Grant, Kellogg’s Family for Kids Grant HB 274 gave legislative authority to FCFCs; 5 Regional Coordinators hired; 5 Regional Parent Coordinators hired; all 88 county FCFC established; Wellness Block Grant Initiative; confidentiality of information interagency agreement; local FCFCs formed ISCO & held retreat; ODJFS serves as Admin. Agent 1998 Closely connected to welfare reform and urban schools efforts through preventative and early Health Care; Early Start; Head Start; Public Preschool; Family Support and Stability; School Readiness Resource Centers; Parent Leadership Training Institute

6 History of OFCF Cabinet Grant received from the NGA to create a family policy academy; state team forms First Statute Enacted; Pilot in 13 counties; other voluntary counties also begin; began holding OFCF sponsored conferences with attending; Special Children’s Budget Analysis developed Governor Voinovich’s OFCF Vision All children will enter school ready to learn Enactment of Executive Order to create OFCF Cabinet Council overseen by the Governor, to expand the work of cluster and encourage collaboration on more system and policy issues in counties Moved to Statewide Implementation; greater emphasis on parent involvement and responsibility; Quarterly state performance measurement reporting begins; Cabinet led and supported by Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff

7 History of OFCF Cabinet All FCFC program funding continues to counties; strategic planning for fresh direction; Licensing work began Governor Taft’s OFCF Vision Enabling every child to succeed Overseen by the Governor’s EA; Hired 4 state Directors for Policy; Partnerships; Programs; and Performance; 5 Regional Directors; 5 Regional Family Coordinators; Licensing work ended; PfS integrates three community planning models and pilots in 5 counties Fatherhood Commission began; Created 6 Commitments to Child Well-Being; Partnerships for Success Director hired, OSU contracted, RFP to counties; asset building focus integrated with PfS; 1 st Children’s Budget developed; Help Me Grow integrated three 0-3 programs; overseen by OFCF Cabinet and chaired by ODH and ODJFS; directed to create a plan for the Gov. on how to develop an integrated EC&E system for all families; Family Stability, Wellness Block Grant, School Readiness Resource Centers, State Cluster Funding continues 17 indicators selected for the 6 commitments to CWB; directed to focus on HMG, chaired by ODH & ODJFS; Early Literacy, chaired by ODE & ODJFS; and Youth ATOD, chaired by ODADAS and ODH

8 History of OFCF Cabinet 2 nd Children’s Budget created; the 4 State “P” Director positions ended; maintain one person as OFCF Director; 5 Family Regional Coordinators positions ended; HB 57 made changes to SC Mechanism to increase focus on unruly youth Governor Taft’s OFCF Vision Enabling every child to succeed Help Me Grow; Early Literacy; and Youth ATOD prevention initiatives continue; PfS Planning Process for OFCF Cabinet; well-being indicators are developed for the 6 commitments to child well-being Access to Better Care Initiative began; family-centered, wraparound principles and out of home placement timeframe added to the SC Mechanism via HB 66; ODMH Director and ODE State Sup. Appointment Co-Chairs of OFCF Cabinet; ODMH becomes Admin. Agent; July – Angela Sausser Short hired as OFCF Director; Administrative Assistant hired; HB 289 introduced; PFS and HMG continue Strategic Planning process with OFCF Deputy Directors – crafted mission, vision, guiding principles, and core functions; HB 289 passed in Aug, guidance developed for FCFC comprehensive planning for the Commitments along with attendance for mandated members and creation of an Advisory Board; transitional plan developed; Data Group began meeting

9 History of OFCF Cabinet First Lady agrees to chair OFCF Cabinet; HB 289 Plans submitted by 88 FCFCs; HB 289 Report Guidance Created; ABC, HMG, and PfS continue Governor Strickland’s OFCF Vision A community-based seamless system of care for families and children needing assistance so that children thrive and succeed. Early Childhood Cabinet oversees work related to children 0-6; OFCF responsible for 6-24; both work on cross- system issues that span across ages; HMG is overseen now by ECC; FCFC model drafted; Cabinet Retreat; Visits to all 88 county FCFCs; all 88 county FCFCs submit 1 st annual HB 289 reports 2009 OFCF Deputies operationalize their work; 12 First Lady Regional Forums held; Cabinet’s Progress Report to Challenges distributed; Analysis and recommendations of state’s interagency workgroups provided to Governor’s office

10 Then Developed state and local Interdepartmental Cluster Services for Youth Cluster focused on multi- system children Placement Funding becomes Community Based Funding Now OFCF Cabinet and county FCFCs Service Coordination focuses on multi-need children Access to Better Care Reclaim Governor Celeste Goal: Intersystem efforts for multi-system children

11 Then Created OFCF Cabinet and 88 county FCFCs in statute Local decision-making and input into policy Emphasis on parent involvement and responsibility Strong private sector investments on multiple initiatives, including HMG and emphasis on counties being able to access federal and other non-state dollars for services and programs. Strong emphasis on early childhood and prevention Funds to develop Service Coordination Mechanism, state pooled funds for county service coordination needs (Cluster $); Family Stability funding Now OFCF Cabinet and 88 county H.B. 289 adds accountability FCFC Family Representatives; Family Network Meetings Lack of private sector investments HMG; Creation of the Early Childhood Cabinet Updated SC Mechanism; no funds to support local service coordination needs but instead have ABC and FAST funding Governor Voinovich Goal: All children will enter school ready to learn

12 Then Built structure to 17 state level positions until 2003 when 12 positions ended. Continued Voinovich focus on early childhood, prevention, and out of home placement reduction until 2003 when significant funding ended; Sponsored a collaboration model (PfS) to assist counties in planning with an emphasis on child well- being. H.B. 289 passed requiring planning and reporting on child well-being based. Established P-16 Councils and WIA Boards Became initiative focused, instead of looking at priorities, issues, policies Now OFCF Staff has 5 positions – Executive, 3 field, secretary Access to Better Care and Help Me Grow initiatives PfS has developed the community capacity building model for 44 of the 88 counties County HB 289 Plans and 1 st year Reports received P-16 councils and WIA Boards continue Becoming priorities, issues, and policy focused again Governor Taft Goal: Enable every child to succeed

13 First Lady chairs OFCF Cabinet and places emphasis on collaboration and coordination. ODMH continues to serve as Administrative Agent for the Office of OFCF. Relationship building between state and 88 County FCFC’s through visits by First Lady and OFCF Cabinet Directors where a change in leadership style from top down control to generative was stressed. Cabinet studied purpose and value of FCFC in relation to current needs. Cabinet began efforts to address prioritized challenges and issues identified during visits (ie. common data base, flexible funding). PfS added 10 counties; HB 289 plans and reports submitted by counties; Service Coordination continues, ESCORE for service coordination data collection discontinued due to contractual issues; ABC & HMG initiatives continue. Now First Lady chairs OFCF Cabinet and places emphasis on collaboration and coordination. FCFC continues under EA Coordinator; Service Coordination revisited for new emphasis; Family and Community Engagement Teams established in partnership with ODE; Stress importance of collective wisdom and sharing of professional knowledge in finding best use of dollars and staff time (Dennis Embry work). Governor Strickland Goal: A community-based seamless system of care for families and children needing assistance so that children thrive and succeed present

14 OFCF Cabinet Mission A partnership of state and local government, communities, and families that enhances the well-being of Ohio’s children and families by building community capacity, strategically coordinating systems and services, and engaging and empowering families.

15 OFCF Cabinet Vision A community-based seamless system of care for families and children needing assistance so that children thrive and succeed.

16 OFCF Cabinet Guiding Principles 1.Families are at the center of service planning and system design. 2.The uniqueness within families and communities is valued and respected. 3.Mutual respect for professional knowledge-base and competencies amongst partners guides decision- making. 4.Services and supports are built on a seamless continuum from prevention through treatment, including points of transition. 5.Decisions regarding service planning and system design are data informed and evidence based.

17 Operationalizing the OFCF Cabinet Council’s Role Deputy Directors will serve as the operational arm that informs and makes recommendations to the OFCF Cabinet Council by: –Serving as the Governor’s clearinghouse for federal and private grants and non-financial technical assistance grants; –Aligning services, resources, initiatives, policies/rules, and planning requirements; –Strengthening the county FCFCs; and, –Advising the Governor, GA, and local government on such efforts.

18 Operationalizing OFCF Cabinet’s Work Local FCFC/ Community Deputy Directors Cabinet Council Governor’s Office Major public service provision Operationalize best practices; evidence- based kernels Experimentation; Early Adopters Futuristic Thinking FCFC System of Care

19 What We Have Learned from the 88 County FCFC Visits 1.Desire for more Flexible Funding 2.Early Childhood is seen as a priority with need to expand 3.Medicaid/Managed Care reform is needed 4.Mental Health needs are increasing—especially severe behavioral health problems. 5.Education needs more supportive services in schools 6.Autism is on the rise, services are costly and hard to find.

20 The Core Four Functions of FCFC Coordinate Systems & Services Engage & Empower Families Build Community Capacity Shared Accountability for Seamless System of Care Collaboration through Generative leadership

21 FCFC’s Core Functions/Responsibilities 1. Building Community Capacity: –Build FCFC’s capacity to do the work through Partnerships for Success –Develop a comprehensive plan focused on child well-being priorities; annually report process to the OFCF Cabinet. (H.B. 289) –Develop a system of care –Family and Community Engagement Team 2.Engaging and Empowering Families: –Family representatives on FCFCs –Involving broad representation of families

22 FCFC’s Core Functions/Responsibilities 3. Coordinating Systems and Services: –Provide service coordination to children with multiple needs referred to FCFC –Develop a system of care by identifying gaps and removing duplication of services and efforts 4.Shared Accountability: –Shared resources, risks, and rewards –Planning and annual reporting –Fiscal responsibility and oversight –Generative leadership

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