Committees

Executive Committee:  Provides planning, administrative, personnel and fiscal oversight to support the operations and development of the Family Council.  The committee also works to coordinate the activities of authorized committees.

Planning and Evaluation Committee:  Assists the Council in meeting the requirements of O.R.C. 121.37 related to community planning to benefit the county’s children and families; assists the Council in planning, developing and sustaining an efficient, cost-effective, data-informed organization that is achieving its desired outcomes and assists the Council in communicating its purpose and outcomes to the community.

Family Engagement Committee:  Serves as a collaborative network of families and family support advocates who work to improve family engagement and empowerment efforts in all sectors of the community.

Early Childhood Coordinating Committee:  Serves in an advisory capacity to the Stark County Family Council for the HMG program, assisting with its design, coordination and implementation.  It also assists in the development and implementation of a process that evaluates and prioritizes services, identifies service gaps where possible, and invents new approaches to achieve better results for families with young children.

Service Coordination Committee:  It is required in ORC 121.37 (C) (1-9) that Family Councils develop a county-specific Service Coordination Mechanism, which serves as the guiding document for coordination of services in the county.   The purpose of the Service Coordination Mechanism is to streamline and coordinate existing government services for families seeking services for their children (age birth through 21) and to ensure that eligible families have access to service coordination.  The SCC is established by the Board of Trustees for the purpose of developing, maintaining and evaluating the collaborative processes and services described within Stark County’s Service Coordination Mechanism.   

Service Review Collaborative: SRC is a function that supports the county’s Service Coordination Mechanism.  Membership consists of administrators and clinicians who are appointed by and report to their respective representative on the SCC.  The activities of the SRC are focused upon: 1) the review of service requests for individual children with complex, multi-system needs and 2) authorizing the purchase of such services whereby each SRC representative is responsible for their organization’s funding decisions and subsequent billing and payment processes.  3) the review of individual cases that are in need of more restrictive placement settings such a s residential treatment after which, the SRC issues a recommendation either supporting the placement decision or offering alternatives.  The SRC meets on a weekly basis and is facilitated by the Stark County Family Council Coordinator.

Trauma and Resiliency Committee: Works to build our community’s capacity to understand the widespread impact of trauma and recognize, promote, and support resiliency of youth and families within all neighborhoods and across all systems and organizations. 

Nominating Committee provides oversight and guidance to the annual elections process for all elected Board positions.

Grant Writing Community facilitates a cross-organizational learning environment that supports stronger grant appications and proposals by fostering collaboration and providing education, training and networking opportunities for the  benefit of our community.