The third annual Ohio Childhood Trauma Institute features a training series conducted by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) in Columbus, Ohio during August and September 2014.

The trainings provide mental health, education, and child welfare professionals with cutting edge training to improve their abilities to help children overcome the trauma in their lives.

All trainings are conducted by certified trainers of TLC and are supported by published evidence-based research.  Childhood Trauma Specialist (CTS) certification is available to individuals who complete sufficient trainings and pass an online exam.


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Featured Membership Benefit: COA Accreditation Fee Discount

OACCA is partnering with the Council on Accreditation (COA) to offer Ohio’s child and family service agencies an incredible benefit: a 25% discount on COA accreditation fees. This benefit is available for private and public agencies.  Click here to learn more.


Ohio Fostering Connections


Ohio Fostering Connections is organizing Ohio’s efforts to extend supports to foster youth through age 21.  Learn more and get involved in this statewide effort!


OACCA Releases CANS Report

OACCA is pleased to announce the release of “Use of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) in Child Welfare in the United States”. The report was commissioned by OACCA and written by Dr. John S. Lyons, developer of CANS.

Download the free report here.

The report advances an understanding of:
- advantages and disadvantages of using the tool in Ohio’s child welfare system,
- how the CANS is used in statewide child welfare systems, and
- how the CANS is used as an outcomes management tool by providers and governments.

OACCA is partnering with ODJFS, PCSAs, and our members to explore the best methods to implement CANS in Ohio’s child welfare systems. The report will aid those efforts as it presents a variety of state implementation methods and clarifies the extent of its use with providers, clients, families, and governments.

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