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Welcome Cohort 7 to Ohio START

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Ohio START Becomes First in the Nation to Achieve National Certification

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Giving families with substance use disorders a brand-new START

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Giving families with substance use disorders a brand-new START

Our services

4146

Ohioans served

53

counties

2399

children

Ohio START in the News

 

Zoe Harmon: First Ohio START Graduate in Sandusky County
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Ohio START Becomes First in the Nation to Achieve National Certification
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Ohio Caseworkers Strive to Keep Families Together, Reduce Trauma for Kids

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Brown County first in nation to be certified for program designed to keep families together

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Our Mission

 

We approach Substance Use Disorders with compassion, understanding and hope for recovery. We work as a team, supporting and holding each other accountable.

We believe in family, love and redemption.

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Ohio START Overview

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The Ohio START office is located within the Public Children Services Offices at 37 W Broad Street, Suite 1100, Columbus, OH 43215. For information on a local START team in your county, please contact the local Public Children Services Agency (PCSA). For any more information, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will get back to you.

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Ohio START Children Services Caseworker

provides intensive case management and partners with family peer mentor to serve families in the program

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Ohio START Family Peer Mentor

provides peer support to help families navigate through the child welfare and other systems while also providing hope and motivation to promote healing to keep children safe and families together.

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Behavioral Health

partners with the children service agency to streamline services for Ohio START families

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Our Roles

Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment and Reducing Trauma) is an evidence-informed children services-led intervention model that helps public children services agencies (PCSAs) bring together caseworkers, behavioral health providers, and family peer mentors into teams dedicated to helping families struggling with co-occurring child maltreatment and substance use disorder.

Our Impact

START News

Visit our News & Resources page for monthly Ohio START newsletters and local news articles highlighting the program.
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Giving families with substance use disorder a brand-new

START

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