Foster Care Newark Man Charged In Death Of His Foster Child By Jim Letizia • Jun 12, 2018 Newark Police Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for a foster father in Newark charged with child endangerment in the death of a 5-year-old boy in his care. Opioid Crisis Forcing Even More Ohio Kids Into Foster Care By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Dec 22, 2017 The Public Children Services Association of Ohio says the opioid crisis is overwhelming the foster care system as more children are removed from the homes of addicted parents. Pilot Program Designed To Help Kids With Addicted Parents By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Mar 23, 2017 Ohio Public Radio Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is announcing a program to help families hurt by parents' addiction to opioids. Children Services Agencies Say State Budget Lacks Sufficient Funding To Handle Greater Caseload By Ohio Public Radio • Feb 13, 2017 In the last seven years, the number of Ohio kids taken into custody by children services agencies rose by nearly 20 percent. Opioid Crisis Forcing More Ohio Kids Into Foster Care By Associated Press • Sep 21, 2016 Child welfare advocates say more children are put into foster care amid the state's opioid crisis, but funding for children services agencies falls short. New State Law Extends Age Of Foster Care Eligibility By Associated Press • Jun 17, 2016 ohiofosteringconnections.org Foster-care eligibility in Ohio has been extended to age 21 under a new law intended to provide more support for those youths as they move into adulthood. Foster Care Advocates Call for Extending Resources For 3 Years By Ohio Public Radio • Jul 15, 2015 Bills pending in the Ohio House and Senate would change the state's foster care system. New Strategies To Help Children Find Homes By Jim Letizia • Apr 1, 2015 Ohio officials say 12 thousand children are in foster care in the state, and some will not find a family before they age out of the system. Forum To Focus On Extending Foster Care In Ohio By Mike Foley & Associated Press • Jul 30, 2014 The second of five public forums around Ohio on the issue of whether to extend foster care for young people from the age of 18 to 21 includes state legislators and community leaders. Over-prescribing Anti-psychotic Drugs For Kids? By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Sep 27, 2012 State child welfare officials are launching a one million dollar study to determine whether anti-psychotic drugs are being over-prescribed for kids on Medicaid, especially those in foster care.