We envision a Family & Children First Council of Butler County that builds and sustains the
competency and capabilities of communities to nurture the development of the physical,
emotional, spiritual, and intellectual assets of their families and children.
The mission of the Butler County Family & children First Council is to serve as a catalyst for
public and private partners to achieve the vision of improved well-being for families and
children in Butler County.
We believe the whole community (families, children, and individuals, public and private
institutions, law enforcement, and faith communities) is important in sharing responsibility for
building capacity of families and youth to achieve success.
- We value organizations’ committed best effort for children and families in Butler County, measured by the sharing of resources though collaboration and cooperation to produce desired outcomes.
- We value open and honest communication among public and private institutions, law enforcement, faith communities, and families.
- We believe the role of FCFC is to provide leadership, planning, funding,facilitating, and where appropriate direction, for services to communities,families, and children.
- We believe service agencies determine effectiveness by measuring both client satisfaction and agency performance outcomes.
- We value services, which promote and develop healthier families and children by building community, family, and individual assets.
- We value core social institutions and their roles of developing capable, mature,and responsible youth.
- We value prevention as the most effective approach both in terms of its impact on the lives of youth, as well as the best use of community resources.
- We value immediate and effective interventions for those youth demonstrating problem behavior.
- We value identification and control of the small group of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders.
In September, 2016, the Butler County FCFC adopted a three year strategic plan with the goal to “Create a consistent, responsive client service infrastructure.”
The plan calls for work in three key initiatives:
1. No Wrong Door:
Member agencies will be working together to ensure that “Butler County citizens can easily obtain comprehensive information, and streamlined access to personalized supports and services that promote freedom of choice from wherever they enter the system, with warmth and respect from the servicing provider.”
2. Elevate the Voice of the Consumer:
Member agencies agree that their work is improved when they actively seek out consumer voice and input. Throughout the next three years, we will be working to inform our work by engaging diverse voices and experiences. Family Representatives are one avenue for consumer voice. Learn more about Family Reps at www.butlerfcfc.org/page/family-reps. Members and partners have created videos which share the experience of consumers in order to improve the quality of care.
3. Document and Share Collaborative Initiatives and Outcomes:
Members and others in the community are engaged in numerous collaborations to improve outcomes for families and children. However, community members may not be aware of all that is being done, nor the outcomes achieved.
We will be partnering to create an annual report to the community with an initial report in Fall 2017.
Click here to read the strategic plan, as adopted by members of the Butler County FCFC.
To assist in the implementation of any of these initiatives, please contact Beth Race at 513-887-5534 or Click here.