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Summit County
Children Services

264 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306
Phone: 330.379.9094
Fax: 330.379.1901
Hearing Impaired: ORS 7-1-1

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Child Abuse and Neglect Training for Child Care Professionals

Summit County Children Services is pleased to offer the following training:

6-hour initial training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - Part 1: Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a one hour Lunch break. Registration closes at 50 participants.

3-hour review training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse -  Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 6 - 9 p.m. Registration closes at 50 participants.

These trainings are tailored to meet the requirements for all child care employees, child care centers, and Type A homes. Topics covered in these trainings include: an overview of Summit County Children Services, indicators of child abuse and neglect, mandated reporting tips, current issues such as the opioid epidemic as well as community and family supports.

Please note that all classes are limited to the first 50 people to register. Attendees are allowed to bring food, snacks, and drinks with them.

NEW LOCATION ON THE SUMMIT COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES CAMPUS. 264 South Arlington Street, Akron, Ohio 44306. Please pull through the gate at the Martin Street entrance.Turn to the left. The training will be held at the Education Center up on the hill to the left..

Classes are held once a quarter in January, April, July and October.

Click here to register. Registration will be accepted starting June 17.

May is National Foster Care Month!

May is National Foster Care Month, and Summit County Children Services is proud to host the 69th Foster Parent Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Registration starts at 5:30) at St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron.  This event is an ADULT ONLY event and by invitation only to SCCS foster parents … CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Thank You to Our Generous Donors and Volunteers

Summit County Children Services thanks the many companies, agencies, organizations, places of worship, civic groups, individuals and families who have donated holiday gifts and toys for the children receiving agency services.  We appreciate your kindness and generosity! Thank you for this exceptional demonstration of support for the children and families we serve.

SCCS Events
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


April is being observed as Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Be sure to 'join the movement' and Wear Blue on Wednesday, April 10!  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION about the events and activities that are scheduled throughout the month.

Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m. at Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron

Summit County Children Services has more than 800 children in custody.  It is critical that there are enough foster and foster to adopt families to temporarily and permanently care for these children.  Those attending the information meeting will learn a variety of details about foster care and adoption including what and how long the process is, what kind of support is provided by the agency, and the minimal costs involved with adopting a child through a public agency such as SCCS. Agency staff will be available to share basic information about the children coming into care.  This event is free and open to the entire community and reservations are not needed.  For information, call (330) 379-1990.

Featured Waiting Child
There are more than 180 children in the permanent custody of Summit County Children Services, many of whom are age 12 and older and do not have an identified adoptive family. Click below to read the profiles of the children waiting to be adopted.

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