Category: Strengthening the HHS Safety Net

May 26, 2020

Considerations about remote services in the COVID-19 pandemic

With social distancing measures in place, many organizations have implemented virtual and remote services to support the health and social needs of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than two-thirds of service providers in Community Solutions’ COVID-19 survey reported shifting their in-person work with clients to phone or video chat. We’ve seen more expansion...

May 11, 2020

Grocery shopping alternatives are great, unless you have SNAP

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began, customers across the country have been utilizing the convenience of online shopping for more than just clothes and shoes. Online shopping has become one of the most popular ways to obtain food and household essentials as it allows customers to adhere to social distancing guidelines and...

May 5, 2020

The ever-expanding role of the American educator

By: Aaron Muttillo, Ph.D. Director, Day Treatment Centers Positive Education Program An educator’s role will always be multifaceted because of the complex, dynamic nature of a growing child. Most educators now embrace a whole-student approach to teaching, one that places great value on activities that address a child’s social and emotional development. As educators consider all...

May 5, 2020

Friday webinar series recap: How counties & case workers are responding to COVID-19

The Center for Community Solutions, in partnership with Advocates for Ohio’s Future, hosted speakers from various family service agencies from across the state in a May 1 webinar. The topic of discussion was the impact COVID-19 has had on some of the state’s largest social programs and services and how those organizations have managed thus...

April 10, 2020

Coronavirus and child welfare

In a previous piece, I highlighted the challenges of preparing for parenthood under the extenuating circumstances a pandemic provides, however, many alternative challenges endure for existing families who may be struggling to reunite or stay together. In light of the opioid use epidemic, every stage of the child welfare system in nearly every state has...

April 1, 2020

409 lab-confirmed cases in Cuyahoga County, death total doubles to 8 since Monday

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The health commissioner for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Terry Allan, opened the Wednesday, April 1 press conference by sharing stories about people in Cuyahoga County finding ways to communicate with their family...