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PCSA Application to Join Ohio START
Interested in bringing the Ohio START program to your county? Read more about what this would entail and apply here!
Applications go live on November 20th and are open through January 8th.
Ohio START IV-E Press Release
December 21, 2020
The national START program has been approved for inclusion in the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse as a promising practice.LEARN MORE
Pandemic Compounds Holiday Stress for Parents Working on Sobriety
December 21, 2020
The pandemic is compounding the regular stresses of the holiday season, and it's an especially challenging time for Ohioans living with substance use disorder.LEARN MORE
Ashley: 'It's a Passion and a Lifestyle Choice'
June 29, 2020
An interview with Ashley, an Ohio START Caseworker.LEARN MORE
Ohio START 2019 Impact Report
June 22, 2020
In 2019, Ohio START served over 1,000 people, bringing important care and needed comfort to 445 adults and 583 children.LEARN MORE
Sarah: A Constant Advocate for Recovery
June 1, 2020
An interview with Sarah, an Ohio START Family Peer Mentor.LEARN MORE
Ohio Innovation Now Awards
October 30, 2019
Ohio START received a 2019 Innovation Now Award from the Addiction Policy Forum.LEARN MORE
Opioid crisis tearing families apart
November 3, 2019
A government study out this past week says the nation's opioid epidemic cost the economy $696 billion from 2015 through last year. Then there's the human toll, not captured by dollars and cents: Lives lost to overdose and families torn apart by addiction. Dean Reynolds reports.LEARN MORE
Ohio START Shows Promise in Healing Families
October 30, 2019
The Public Children Services Association of Ohio oversees the Ohio START program; START stands for "Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma."
It was launched in 2017 to tackle the rising number of kids in need of foster care. According to Program Director Fawn Gadel, the program focuses on both the parents' and child's trauma.LEARN MORE
Attorney General’s Ohio START Program To Help Families Impacted by Substance-Use Disorder Expands
October 30, 2018
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Director Mark Hurst, MD, today announced that funding from their offices will help the Ohio Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma (START) Program expand to 17 new counties.LEARN MORE
Adapting a Program to Protect Children Caught in the Middle of the Opioid Epidemic
October 22, 2017
Children are the silent victims of America’s opioid abuse epidemic, often suffering neglect, abuse or trauma as one or both of their parents sink into the pit of addiction.LEARN MORE
Pilot program aims to help parents struggling with substance abuse and keep families together
October 18, 2018
With a severe shortage of foster care options, Ohio authorities developed a pilot program called START to help families impacted by the opioid crisis. The program pairs families with a caseworker and gets them involved in counseling, but the key is a peer mentor who offers support along the way.LEARN MORE
Peer support shows promise in Trumbull County
October 14, 2019
Children Services aids families affected by substance use.LEARN MORE
State program helps reunify local families
August 19, 2019
The Ohio START program in Erie County helps stabilize families affected by substance use.LEARN MORE
Pregnant and Addicted: Mothers Seek Treatment through Local START Program
April 10, 2018
To keep her newborn from going into foster care, Manista had to get sober. She was able to get help through child welfare services, which paired her with an innovative program known as START.LEARN MORE
Read more about how START is impacting families throughout Ohio.