Lauren Perry 
Butler Co. Family & Children First Council 


Friday March 3, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Monday March 6, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST


Butler County Educational Service Center 
400 N. Erie Blvd.
Ste A
Hamilton, OH 45011

Driving Directions 

 Frequently Asked Questions

Who may register?  Anyone who works or volunteers (in a formal position within an organization) for a Butler County agency or school and who is in a position where they assist families in accessing services and supports. Specifically:

  • Individuals who are new to Butler County, their agency or in a new role within their organization. “New” means less than one year.
  • Student interns may register only if space allows.
  • More experienced staff may attend if space allows.  Call Lauren Perry at 513-785-6770 to add your name to a waiting list if you are not ‘new’.

Do I need to attend both days or can I sign up for just one?  Single day registration is not an option. Due to the nature and goals of the event, registrants are expected to be available all day, both days.

What if I can’t walk long distances and/or board a bus?  Alternative transportation arrangements will be made to accommodate special needs.

What is included in the $50 fee?  Participants will be treated to breakfast, lunch and snacks each day. You will also receive a folder with information for all presenting agencies, access to a resource  table with information about non-presenting agencies, and DOOR PRIZES!

Are Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) provided?
No, CEUs are not provided for this event.



Butler County Social Services: An Overview for New Employees 

This 2-day "new worker" orientation combines field trips with guest speakers to allow new employees to become familiar with Butler County community resources.  Participants will tour facilities, meet agency staff and get up to date information about services, eligibility, referral processes and fees.

As a result of this event, participants will:

  • Understand the social service delivery system in Butler County
  • Make better referrals
  • Develop relationships 
  • Better serve families and children

Who Should Attend:  Butler County agency or school employees who have been in their current position for 1 year or less AND who are in a role in which they assist families/consumers in accessing social services. Others will be accepted for attendance only if space allows.

This event is limited to 60 participants.  This event is NOT open to student interns unless space remains available. Registration deadline is March 1st. 

Cost: $50 per person (payable by check, credit card or purchase order)

Registration is not complete until payment is received.  Financial assistance is available if needed. 

Questions?  See "Frequently Asked Questions" to the left or contact Lauren Perry at 513-785-6770 or

 Event Agenda**

Participants will be assigned to one of two groups.  One group will have the "Bus Day" on March 3rd and the "Walking Day" on March 6th. The other will have the "Walking Day" on March 3rd and the "Bus Day" on March 6th. You will be notified as to which group you are assigned.

Bus Tour Day (8 am to 4:30 pm):

You will begin your day at the Butler Co. Educational Service Center with a light breakfast. After hearing several presentations, you will board a bus to begin your tour of agencies located in the Hamilton area.

Agencies presenting this day include: BCESC Early Childhood Programs (with tour); Community Wraparound; Mental Health Services; Crisis and Consultation Intervention (CCI); Board of Developmental Disabilities (with tour of Inside Out Studio); Primary Health Solutions (with tour); WIC; Serve City (with tour); SNAP Outreach; Ohio Means Jobs (with tour); SELF

Walking Day (8 am to 4:30 pm):

We will use the Butler County Children Services office as home base during this “walking day.” Dress comfortably and wear walking shoes as we visit three  buildings on the Fair Avenue campus.

Presentations will include:  Kinship Navigator; Adult Protective Services; Children Services (with tour); Juvenile Court (with tour); Job & Family Services; Sojourner (with tour); Addiction Recovery Services; City of Hamilton Health Department; on-line resources.

 **The agenda is subject to change.