Join Ohio Children’s Alliance, an association for Ohio child welfare and behavioral health providers

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Full Membership: private child and family service providers located in the State of Ohio that are licensed or certified to provide direct care services to children or families and adhere to Ohio Children’s Alliance core values.  Annual membership fees vary by the size of your organization, and whether it’s nonprofit or for-profit.
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Supporting Membership: for businesses, organizations, and individuals who want to support the mission of Ohio Children’s Alliance and don’t qualify for other types of membership.  The cost is minimally $500/year.  Make a donation to start the process!

Affinity Partners: are businesses interested in offering discounted pricing to member agencies through our Affinity Partner Program.

Public Partner Membership: are public county and state governmental agencies.  The annual cost for county agencies ranges from $300 to $1,200 depending on the size of county (see below).  Cost for state agency membership is $500/year.

Counties with 49,999 or less child population: $300/yr
Counties with 50,000-99,999 child population: $600/yr
Counties with 100,000 or more child population: $1,200/yr

Member Benefits

Up-to-Date Information

  • Ongoing communication via emails, webinars, and in-person meetings to keep members informed about current issues and trends — read a sample newsletter
  • Discussion about urgent state and county issues, including licensure changes, Medicaid rates, and ODJFS and OhioMHAS rules
  • Consultation on your organization can be successful in the constantly changing business environment
  • Receive daily placement referrals from children service agencies, juvenile courts, & families
  • Access to national resources and expertise through our membership to Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Family-Focused Treatment Association (FFTA), Open Minds, and National Organization of State Alliances for Children (NOSAC)
  • Analysis of policy, practice, and research

Representation through Lobbying and Advocacy

  • Representation at policy and practice decision-making ‘tables’ that help form the direction of child welfare and behavioral health issues in Ohio
  • Professional lobbyist services in developing and tracking legislation — Ohio Children’s Alliance employs and contracts with three legislative and executive branch lobbyists

Consultation for Business Transformation

  • Executive Director’s network (10 years with Ohio Children’s Alliance and advocating on behalf of child and family service providers)
  • Prepare for Medicaid managed care contracts and major changes underway to behavioral health and child welfare
  • Enhancement of agency’s credentials with opportunities for staff development
  • Networking opportunities with important stakeholders
  • Participate in regular association meetings with colleagues formed around similar interests, disciplines and concerns including Behavioral Health, Foster Care & Adoption, Residential Treatment, Developmental Disabilities

Training and Professional Development

  • Gain access to Ohio Children’s Alliance-sponsored trainings, conferences, and seminars, including members-only events
  • Gain access to various trainings on trauma informed care and evidence-based practices, such as SITCAP, TF-CBT, DDP, and the CANS tool
  • Discounts for your staff to attend Ohio Childhood Trauma Institute trainings

Cost-Saving Benefits

Reputation and Influence

  • Participate in Ohio Children’s Alliance Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio
  • Demonstrate your commitment to higher standards in child and family services by your observance of Ohio Children’s Alliance core values
  • Be invited to special meetings and committees with state policy makers and Medicaid managed care plan leaders
  • Become of leader within Ohio’s first statewide child advocacy organization
  • Be featured in our membership directory, Yellow Pages, and website
  • Post employment ads on our website

Questions about membership can be directed to Ohio Children’s Alliance COO Karen Hill at (614) 461‐0014 x4.