Public Children Services Association of Ohio is the Project
Manager for the Enhanced Kinship Navigator Grant in Ohio,
awarded as part of the Family Connection Grants from the US
Department of Health and Human Services. Funding for these
grants was authorized as part of the Fostering Connections to
Success Act of 2008.
PCSAO is proud to work with HSRI, our evaluator to further
knowledge of effective kinship supports, to further practice and
policy, for the well-being of children in Ohio and across the
Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is providing program
evaluation for the Enhanced KN project in Ohio. The evaluation will
explore what the seven KN counties accomplish and describe any
differences between the KN counties and a group of similar counties
who are not part of the project. HSRI will also examine several
outcomes, exploring if families who receive services from a Kinship
Navigator have different experiences in the child welfare system.
For example, we will see whether children are more likely to stay
with kinship caregivers than return to foster care in KN counties.
HSRI will provide updates on the evaluation on this website and a
final report will be available after the conclusion of the grant, in
regarding this evaluation, please contact Kim Firth at
the Child and Family Services Team at HSRI.