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February 24, 2020

Fund to Help Ohio Child Agencies Battered by Opioid Crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s human services agency says it’s investing nearly $1 million in an emergency fund to help county children services departments battered by the opioid epidemic.
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February 18, 2020

Opioid epidemic pushes Ohio to the brink of foster care crisis

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio, like many other states, is seeing an increasing number of children in the foster care system.
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February 20, 2020

Ohio Creates Emergency Fund For Child Service Agencies Dealing With Opioid Epidemic

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is creating a $1 million Emergency Response Fund to help agencies and caseworkers burdened by the ongoing opioid epidemic.
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February 11, 2020

Children Services agencies facing duel crisis of burnout, opioid epidemic

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Bret Crow describes them as stories that will leave you shaking your head.
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February 7, 2020

Attorneys For Opioid-Exposed Children Seek Ongoing Testing, Care

Michele Rout is an assistant law director in the city of Chillicothe, one of the places in Ohio hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. But her experience with the human toll of the crisis goes beyond the courtroom.
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February 6, 2020

Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction

What can you do if you're a teacher, a neighbor, a churchgoer, a coach ... and you suspect a child is being impacted by a parent's addiction? Maybe you're thinking, "I'd love to help but it's not my business." Or "I want to reach out but I don't know much about addiction."
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January 27, 2020

Officials investigating after Toledo toddler overdoses on methadone

The 2-year-old boy was administered three doses of Narcan to reverse the opioid overdose and is recovering. No charges have been brought.
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January 9, 2020

Healing Together: Keeping families together during the opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The amount of children in foster care is at an all-time high and it’s because of the opioid epidemic. But one program in Fairfield County is trying to change it and keep families together.
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