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Family Connections Committee

The Family Connections Committee is collaborative group comprised of Butler County parents and cross systems organizations who share an interest and belief that families with children of all abilities should have and greatly benefit from knowledge of and access to resources, activities, and opportunities; particularly those that promote positive connections between parents, teens, children, & and their community. There are currently no meetings scheduled. If you would like to be notified of upcoming meetings, please contact Heather Wells at 513-887-5534.


Our e-Newsletter details free and low cost activities and events for every member of the family. This comprehensive listing also includes respite resources, support groups, and parent workshops. CLICK HERE to receive the eNewsletter. To view the most recent eNewsletter, CLICK HERE.


A survey of almost 500 families across Butler County was conducted to assess needs and inform strategies to meet these needs. Over 50% of respondents indicated they had a child with special needs. For a copy of the complete Survey Report click here.
  • When asked about needs for social connectedness, almost 90% indicated they were looking for opportunities to have fun together as a family. The top two barriers reported for these types of activities were lack of money (55%) and child’s behavior (24.4%).
  • When asked about workshops/trainings, 40% indicated an interest in learning to advocate for their children and 38% indicated an interest in building parenting & coping skills.

Questions? Have Family Connections Resources to Share?

Contact Heather Wells at 513-887-5534.

The Strong Families, Safe Communities initiative (SFSC) is made up of many local partnerships and collaborations and was spearheaded by a partnership between the Butler County Mental Health Board, the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities; both members of the Butler County Family & Children First Council. In addition, there are regional and statewide collaborations with the Regional Respite Committee, the Ohio Respite Coalition, and five other SFSC grantees in Ohio.


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August 18, 2015 Testimony
Cari Wynne, Supervisor
Butler County Educational Service Center Success Program


Special March 2016 Governing Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Special July 2015 Governing Board Meeting
Monday, July 6, 2015


400 North Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
(513) 887-3710