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Transforming beliefs, values, and actions to ensure permanent families for all children in the shortest time possible.
17th Annual Kinnect Golf Outing
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The Kinnect team gathered at the historic Mather Mansion on June 28 and 29 for the inaugural Kinnect Summer Camp. Campers engaged in Dare to Lead ™ Training with a Race Equity lens, led by Lakweshia Ewing of Unlearn Everything and Live and Sabrina Moon of the Problem Solving Institute, participated in a session about their DiSC assessments with Tom Ault of Employers Resource Council, created trading cards, made time for crafts, and gathered for dinner. It was a much-needed chance to connect in person and grow as a team.
Kinnect welcomed two new team members who will be working in the Youth-Centered Permanency Roundtables (YCPRT) program. Katherine Mueller joined Kinnect as a program manager, and Bashia Price joined as a statewide facilitator. Recognizing the workforce crisis that is facing county children services agencies, Kinnect designed a pilot that would allow counties that do not have the staffing to support YCPRT to implement the program with the statewide facilitator handling the coordination and facilitation of YCPRT meetings. Bashia will be working with Wood, Williams, Lorain, and Hardin counties as part of the pilot program as well as supporting the other counties that have implemented YCPRTs. Kinnect remains dedicated to pursuing permanency for all children. 
We are excited to present a new offering from SEEK! Our new Family Search and Engagement Learning Lab is an opportunity for agency staff to bring a family or youth they would like to support to the session. Statewide Family Search and Engagement Trainer Rick Dencer will conduct an intense demonstration to help find contact information for kin, build a family tree, and create the next steps for engaging family. Fellow participants will observe the demonstration and are welcome to ask questions and even contribute along the way! The session will be two hours long. Register below.
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OhioKAN is launching a brand-new Youth Navigator Network this fall for youth and young adults up to 21 years of age who are currently in foster care, are transitioning out, have an open case with children services, or have emancipated from care.  Like OhioKAN, the new Youth Navigator Network will provide 1:1 navigation services to youth, providing information, referral, and resource-linking services.
The program is being developed in partnership with young people. The Young Adult Advisory Council is a great opportunity for youth and young adults to use their voice to inform the framework of this program. We are excited to grow and develop the council with young people who are interested in learning more and using their knowledge to create change! Click below to learn more and nominate a young person to be on the Young Adult Advisory Council. 
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The PASSS program (Post Adoption Special Services Subsidy) is now live on the OhioKAN website! Applications are officially open, and families can now apply online using the PASSS application portal! If you know a family who might be interested, visit the link below for more information or to request an application!
Visit the PASSS webpage
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