U.S. President Donald Trump has proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, continuing an annual tradition begun by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.
A universal initiative designed to combat infant mortality rates has officially launched in Richland County, according to the Richland Source website.
Letters were mailed today inviting all Richland County third-grade students to participate in the fourth annual Richland County Children Services Billboard Picture Contest.
A new round of free foster parent pre-service training classes begins on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Richland County Children Services.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month, which was the focus of a recent taping of "Focus on North Central Ohio" on WMFD-TV.
Almost 20 local residents attended an informal open house on Tuesday evening at Richland County Children Services to learn more about the agency's foster parent program.
Local adults interested in learning about foster care and adoption are invited to attend a Richland County Children Services informational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Richland County Children Service returns on Wednesday to the annual Bellville Street Fair.
Edith Gilliland, the legal department manager for Richland County Children Services, again topped all entrants this past weekend in the third annual Great Sleep Out Against Domestic Violence.
As of 8 a.m. today, 15 hours into the third annual Great Sleep Out Against Domestic Violence event, RCCS attorney Edith Gilliland is going strong.
Edith Gilliland, manager of the Richland County Children Services legal department, has taken to her mattress this evening for the third annual Great Sleep Out Against Domestic Violence event.
Edith Gilliland, manager of the Richland County Children Services legal department, will again represent the agency in the third annual Great Sleep Out Against Domestic Violence.
Richland County Children Services program manager Nicole Foulks and foster care specialist Jason Kline today taped an episode of WMFD's "Focus on North Central Ohio" with host Doug Theaker.
Many thanks to our friends at the Richland Source for sharing the good news today about the significant clothing donation from David Lee and Carhartt.
Richland County Children Services today accepted the donation of about 200 new Carhartt clothing items, courtesy of territory sales manager David Lee from Lexington.
Richland County Children Services will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, for community members interested in learning more about the agency's foster care program.
It's a tragedy that happens 3,500 times a year -- a parent puts an infant to sleep, and the child never wakes up. Most often, the cause is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A new study finds many parents are not doing all they could to reduce the risk.
Josh Shipp, a former foster child, has spent his life helping adults understand teens and teens understand themselves.
Laura Dick, a third-grader at Dowds Elementary School in Shelby, won the Richland County Children Services billboard contest earlier this year with her drawing.
United Way of Richland County and School Specialty have joined forces for the upcoming school year. From Aug. 8 to 19, the two entities will launch an online giving platform through GoFundMe for each of the county's 28 elementary schools.
If you have ANY questions about foster care and adoption, Richland County Children Services has the answers.
The video monitor's batteries can overheat, swell and expand and cause the battery cover to open or come off. This can expose hot batteries, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
North central Ohio temperatures remain blistering hot this week. Did you know that, on average, 37 children in the United States die from heat-related deaths each year after being trapped inside vehicles?
A new series of foster parent training sessions begins Aug. 2 at Richland County Children Services in the Futty Training & Learning Center.
The third annual Richland County Children Services Children's Calendar is at the printer and will soon be ready for free distribution, beginning at the county fair in August.
Richland County Children Services believes community education is an important component in the prevention of child abuse. That's why the public child welfare agency has a website and also uses Facebook and Twitter to communicate with the public.
Strollers, car seats, cribs are often items of interest to parents and children that show up on recall lists due to something in the product that needs to be repaired and/or replaced.
Richland County Children Services will again participate in the 2016 Richland County Fair in Mansfield. This year's event is scheduled Aug. 6-13 at the 106-acre fairgrounds on the north side of the city.
A statewide heroin epidemic is wreaking havoc on the state's child welfare system. According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO), 13,579 children are currently in the custody of the state. It’s a 9 percent increase in children services cases since 2012. More disturbing than the number is why that number is so high.
Richland County Children Services will have its tent (and loads of free popcorn) at the annual Ontario 4th of July Festival.