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Our Mission

Promote best child welfare practice through comprehensive skill development,
strategic partnerships, and effective advocacy

Our Vision

Highly skilled staff and caregivers who achieve safety,
permanency and well-being for all Ohio children

Our Guiding Principles

  • Cultivate partners who share common vision
  • Ensure shared management structures
  • Seek input from key informants
  • Reach for consensus whenever possible
  • Implement effective communication and continuous feedback mechanisms
  • Foster skillful dialogue
  • Focus on the value of relationships
  • Engage in networking and connecting across systems
  • Coordinate planning efforts
  • Recognize diversity beyond race, ethnicity or national origin
  • Seek awareness of one’s own diversity
  • Communicate openness to exploring diversity with others
  • Acknowledge and work through personal biases
  • Respect and honor differences
  • Seek expert assistance to gain perspective
  • Commit to diversity competence as a lifelong process
  • Reflect diversity in all products and services
  • Manage change with deliberate solutions
  • Build shared vision
  • Encourage progress and minimize disruption
  • Advance system improvement
  • Persist in the face of setbacks
  • Enhance motivation for change
  • Market ideas and influence results
  • Pilot new approaches
  • Incorporate opportunities to practice learning
  • Improve efficiency with technology advances
  • Use best available evidence in decision-making and development
  • Be transparent about evidence
  • Understand research findings and how to apply them to practice
  • Stay current in areas of expertise
  • Recruit individuals with practice experience
  • Review and update products regularly
  • Develop learning activities grounded in skill sets and competencies
  • Integrate continuous quality improvement systems
  • Use data to drive decisions
  • Embrace evidence informed methodologies
  • Evaluate critical training outcomes
  • Routinely evaluate key program components
  • Target highest priority learning needs
  • Set performance goals
  • Address all levels of learning
  • Maximize resources
  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis
  • Assess learning needs
  • Provide specific learning interventions
  • Seek understanding of barriers to implementation
  • Maintain balance between standardization and individualization
  • Respond nimbly and deliberately to changing needs
  • Achieve change when required
  • Promote timeliness and availability
  • Apply learning to relevant tasks and practices


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