Family Center Services and Supports


Designed in the mid 1980s for children with serious emotional disturbance, the System of Care (SOC) approach has demonstrated effectiveness in improving individual outcomes; including; but not limited to the following outcomes: decreased behavioral concerns, improved academic performance, and decreased contacts with the juvenile justice system. Parents who have received these services have also reported increased satisfaction with treatment and decreased levels of family stress. In addition, this model of integrated programming has demonstrated decreased use of out of home placement and reduced rates of re-institutionalization.  For more information visit:
The Ohio Dept. of Mental Health has made funds available to counties for Family Centered Services and Supports (FCSS). The FCSS funds help maintain children and youth in their own homes and communities by providing non-clinical family-centered services and supports. Children and youth (0-21) must have multi-systemic needs.  The child/youth is not necessarily involved in two or more systems, but the child's/youth's needs must involve more than one system.  The youth/child does NOT have to have a behavioral health diagnosis. 


Family Centered Services and Supports funding can only be utilized for cases that have been approved under Montgomery County Family and Children First’s State-approved Service Coordination Mechanism.  Montgomery County’s Service Coordination Mechanism is a comprehensive document detailing the process of coordinated services.  For the complete document click here.


FY2014 Family-Centered Services Support Forms

  1. Parent's Rights
  2. Service Coordination Referral Form (Attachment B)
  3. Family Team Meeting Invitation (Attachment C)
  4. Confidentiality Form (Attachment D)
  5. Release of Information (Attachment E)
  6. Inter-Agency Assessment Form (Attachment F)
  7. Multi-Agency Service Plan (Attachment G)
  8. Pre-Approval Form and Disposition of SC Referral (Attachment H )
  9. Discovery Form (Attachment I)
  10. Behavioral Health Screen (Attachment J)
  11. Crisis and Safety Plan (Attachment L)
  12. SFY2014 Modification Worksheet
  13. Invoice Template


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Questions? – Call the Office of Family and Children First at (937) 225-4695.