Lake County General Health District to Host Parent Cafés in Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties

The Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) received a grant from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund to host Parent Cafés in Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula counties and will be partnering with The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Office of Lake County. Parent Café is a safe, informal gathering where parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and other guardians of zero to six-year old children can talk about the challenges, worries and victories of raising a family. Parent Café is based on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework, which is a national research-based initiative that aims to develop and enhance five specific characteristics, or Protective Factors, that help keep families strong and promote optimal development of children. Tammy Kraft, a Parent Café facilitator from the Lake County General Health District says, “Parent Café’s create friendships and support systems for parents. We can share ideas and work together to come up with solutions to the struggles at hand.”
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LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT RECEIVES $84,000 IN TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS

Health Commissioner Ron H. Graham announced today that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $84,000 in federal traffic safety funding to Lake County General Health District (LCGHD). $42,000 was awarded to perform grant activities in Lake County, while $42,000 was awarded to carry out grant activities in Geauga County for federal fiscal year 2019.

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