Ongoing Protective Services

Children Services provides ongoing protective services  to families and children when risk has been identified through an investigative process and it is determined that supportive services are necessary to alleviate or reduce the level of risk to the children.  These services are designed to both preserve families as well as reunify children with their families when risk is determined to be imminent and removal from the custodian became necessary.

Case management services are provided by the assigned caseworker beginning when the case is opened for ongoing services.  The worker coordinates services for the family based on a case plan that is developed from concerns identified in the investigative process.  Through this coordination many services are referred out to other community provider such as medical, educational and counseling agencies.

General counseling is provided throughout the life of the case by the caseworker.  This should not be confused with therapeutic counseling that a licensed therapist provides but is beneficial when helping families and children to cope with stressful situations they encounter throughout the life of the case.  An example of this is general advice and recommendations given by the worker as they meet with the family to discuss concerns, goals, etc.

Agency staff provides transportation for families for many different circumstances.  Examples include but are not limited to family visitation, medical and counseling appointments, and parenting classes.

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Staff coordinates family visits which facilitate reunification of a child who has been removed from the custody and care of a parent.  In some situations, these visits are supervised when the level of risk places the child at risk.

Substitute care is provided by the agency for those children who have been removed from the parent(s) due to them being at risk of imminent harm or danger.  Examples of this include foster homes, group homes, residential facilities, and approved relative homes.  These settings are all approved or licensed through a formal process.

Employment Workshops

OhioMeansJobs Shelby County
offers free employment workshops.
Workshop participants have the
opportunity to improve their job
seeking skills to aid in finding a
new job or to brush up on skills
to retain a job once they are working.
Workshops are taught by instructors
from Upper Valley Career Center and

To register for a workshop, call
OhioMeansJobs Shelby County at
937-498-4981 Extension 2816


Resume Writing Workshop

March 26, April 9 & 23

May 14, June 11 & 25

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Interviewing Skills Workshop

April 11

May 9, June 13

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Job Search Skills Workshop

April 4

May 2, June 6

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Good Employee Skills Workshop

March 21, April 18

May 16, June 20

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Computer Basics Workshop

March 28, April 25

May 23, June 27

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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May 3, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sidney High School will be holding a Career and College Fair at the high school located at 1215 Cambell Rd., Sidney, Ohio.

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ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
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