Events

Thanksgiving: Child Focus Closed

Nov 22, 2018
12am-12pm

Happy Thanksgiving: Child Focus Closed.  As always our answering service at 752-1555 and the Clermont County Crisis Hotline, 528-SAVE (7283) are available 24/7.

Thanksgiving: Child Focus Closed

Nov 23, 2018
12am-12pm

Happy Thanksgiving: Child Focus Closed.  As always our answering service at 752-1555 and the Clermont County Crisis Hotline, 528-SAVE (7283) are available 24/7.

Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars: Raising Resilient Children

Nov 29, 2018
12pm-1:30pm

Children's emotional resilience, or abiity to cope with their feelings, is important to their long-term happiness, wellbeing and success in life. Emotional resilience involves six key skills; recognizing and accepting feelings, expressing feelings appropriately, having a postiive oulook, developing effective ways of coping, being able to deal with negative feelings, and begina able to manage stressful life events. This seminar will review ways parents can assist children learn these skills.  For more information or to register click here.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office Presents Operation Street Smart: Drug Education Program at Child Focus, Inc. Training Center

Dec 13, 2018
6pm-8pm

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office created Operation Street Smart in July 2002 as a way to take community oriented policing to a new level.  Street Smart is a collaborative effort between D.A.R.E. and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which is the Sheriff’s Office undercover narcotics branch. To date, Operation: Street Smart has been presented over 1,500 times to over 150,000 people throughout Ohio and the United States.  In May 2004, the program received the F.B.I. Director’s Community Leadership Award.

The goal of Street Smart is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia, concealment techniques, and physiological effects to those individuals who deal with today’s youth on a daily basis.  The target audience for street smart includes DARE and school resource officers, juvenile detectives, school administrators and school board members, teachers, and parents.  Other groups and organizations that deal with juveniles are also eligible to receive this program.  Past attendees have also included physicians, school nurses, juvenile prosecutors, juvenile probation officers, and children services employees.

Three current/former undercover detectives, who possess over fifty years of combined narcotics experience, conduct the Street Smart presentation.  This program includes actual examples of current designer street drugs such as XTC, Bath Salts, Huffing, LSD, GHB, K2/Spice, and Khat. Current drug paraphernalia examples are available to depict the ease in camouflaging drug use from adults.  A strong emphasis is placed on the physiological effects of the drugs and indicators to look for.  So-called “traditional” drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, and methamphetamine are also covered extensively as teenagers still heavily abuse these drugs.  A portion of the program also deals with prescription medications, including DXM, due to the easy accessibility in most households.  The entire presentation is back dropped by a PowerPoint slide show depicting additional examples of the drug being shown.  For more information or to register, click here.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office Presents Operation Street Smart: Drug Education Program at Child Focus, Inc. Training Center

Dec 13, 2018
6pm-9pm

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office created Operation Street Smart in July 2002 as a way to take community oriented policing to a new level.  Street Smart is a collaborative effort between D.A.R.E. and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which is the Sheriff’s Office undercover narcotics branch. To date, Operation: Street Smart has been presented over 1,500 times to over 150,000 people throughout Ohio and the United States.  In May 2004, the program received the F.B.I. Director’s Community Leadership Award.

The goal of Street Smart is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia, concealment techniques, and physiological effects to those individuals who deal with today’s youth on a daily basis.  The target audience for street smart includes DARE and school resource officers, juvenile detectives, school administrators and school board members, teachers, and parents.  Other groups and organizations that deal with juveniles are also eligible to receive this program.  Past attendees have also included physicians, school nurses, juvenile prosecutors, juvenile probation officers, and children services employees.

Three current/former undercover detectives, who possess over fifty years of combined narcotics experience, conduct the Street Smart presentation.  This program includes actual examples of current designer street drugs such as XTC, Bath Salts, Huffing, LSD, GHB, K2/Spice, and Khat. Current drug paraphernalia examples are available to depict the ease in camouflaging drug use from adults.  A strong emphasis is placed on the physiological effects of the drugs and indicators to look for.  So-called “traditional” drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, and methamphetamine are also covered extensively as teenagers still heavily abuse these drugs.  A portion of the program also deals with prescription medications, including DXM, due to the easy accessibility in most households.  The entire presentation is back dropped by a PowerPoint slide show depicting additional examples of the drug being shown.

Visit the Franklin County Sheriff's Office website for additional information by clicking here.

For more information and to register, click here.

Foster Care Holiday Party

Dec 14, 2018
5:30pm-9pm

Food, music, crafts and a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus!  Great fun!  Secure online donations to cover crafts, food prep and photography expenses can be made at: http://www.child-focus.org/donate/  Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who are making this evening possible!

 

Building Hope & Positive Solutions

Dec 20, 2018
9am-11:45am

Participants will breakdown the adversity and risk factors experienced by the children they serve and the impact they have on development. They will define and conceptualize resilience and use resilience factors as strategies to promote positive relationships to reduce challenging behaviors for academic and social/emotional success.  For more information or to register, click here.