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Summit County
Children Services

264 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306
Phone: 330.379.9094
Fax: 330.379.1901
Hearing Impaired: ORS 7-1-1

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Child Abuse and Neglect Training for Child Care Professionals

Summit County Children Services is pleased to offer the following training:

FREE 3-hour review training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - Tuesday, October 4, 6 - 9 p.m..

6-hour initial training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - Part 1: Tuesday, October 11 from 6 - 9 p.m. and Part 2: Thursday, October 13, from 6 - 9 p.m. Must attend both classes for credit.

These trainings are tailored to meet the requirements for all child care employees, child care centers, and Type A homes. Topics covered in these trainings include: an overview of Summit County Children Services, indicators of child abuse and neglect, mandated reporting, community supports, prevention of child abuse, and supporting families.

Please note that all classes are limited to the first 50 people and are located at our main administration building at 264 South Arlington Street, Akron, Ohio 44306.


Future classes will be scheduled in February 2017.

Support Needed for Agency's Holiday Programs

It's never too early to start planning for December holidays!!  Summit County Children Services is once again asking for the community's support of it's various Holiday Programs to benefit the children in agency care. 

Holiday Toy Room - donations of children's toys and teen items are needed.  Click here for a Holiday Toy Room flyer.

Adopt-A-Family Program - businesses, organizations, families and individuals are invited to 'adopt' a child/family and provide (wrapped) holiday gifts.  Click here for an Adopt-A-Family flyer.

Grocery Gift Card Program - donations of grocery gift cards are needed; preferred in denominations of $20 and $25. 

Click here to learn more about how you can support SCCS' Holiday Programs.

Visit the Heart Gallery at the Cuyahoga Falls Library

The Heart Gallery is a traveling exhibit of photographs of local children who are currently in foster care and awaiting adoption. The children are boys and girls of all ages who are waiting for a permanent family to love, care for, accept and make them feel safe and secure. The children dream of finding a forever family to be their own. The Heart Gallery will be on display throughout the year at various locations in Summit County. For more information on the Heart Gallery, please call (330) 379-2055.

SCCS Events
Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, October 4, 6 p.m. at Tallmadge Branch Library, 90 Community Road, Tallmadge


There is always a need for foster and adoptive parents in Summit County.  Summit County Children Services presently has more than 200 children in foster care – including more than 40 children in permanent custody waiting to be adopted.  Those attending the information meeting will learn a variety of details about foster care and adoption including what and how long the process is, what kind of support is provided by the agency, and the minimal costs involved with adopting a child through a public agency such as SCCS. Agency staff will be available to share basic information about the children coming into care. This event is free and open to the entire community and reservations are not needed.  For information, call (330) 379-1990.

Featured Waiting Child
There are more than 100 children in the permanent custody of Summit County Children Services, many of whom are age 12 and older and do not have an identified adoptive family. Click below to read the profiles of the children waiting to be adopted.

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