- Every child has a permanent family which provides a safe loving environment that is emotionally and economically stable;
- All children develop their full potential by having all physical, emotional, educational, cultural, spiritual, developmental, and special needs met;
- All families have the skills and resources to maintain their integrity, function to the best of their ability and be responsible to their family members;
- A community that invests in the future of its children by providing services to empower families;
- A community whose members respect diversity and support the strengths of the racial, cultural and ethnic heritage of families and neighborhoods.
Social workers assess the abuse or neglect concern by interviewing and observing interactions of the child and family.
Richland County Children Services Board believes that each child deserves a home. Adoption provides that permanent family. The agency screens, trains, and supports prospective adoptive parents while matching them with a child in need of a safe, nurturing home.
Please ask employees to show their ID badges for identification purposes.
John and Deanna Mack have welcomed 16 foster children into their homes. As a veteran of the process, John offered some sage advice to prospective foster parents at an open house Wednesday at Richland County Children Services.
6/1/2013 - 9:00am
Foster parent training -- But Words Can Always Hurt Me: The Impact of Emotional Abuse
6/8/2013 - 9:00am
Richland County Children Services Board meeting
6/10/2013 - 4:30pm