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Service Coordination For Children and Families

  • Do you get confused about who is providing what for your child? And When? And Where?
  • Is your child receiving services from more than two county agencies (including school)?
  • Are the services meeting the needs of your family?
  • Is it hard to keep track of the plans for your child?
  • Is the situation improving?

What is Creative Options?
Creative Options helps to bring children and families and the services they need together, in a way that is simple and organized. Creative Options can improve results for children and their families.

Who is eligible?
Children and their families with multiple needs from birth to age 18. Needs can be behavioral, emotional and/or physical. Needs may be identified by a child, family, school or counselor.

Creative Options Downloadable Forms: Coming Soon!
Release of Information
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Case Review Form
Case Closure Form


Creative Options IFSPs are developed by a:

*Family Team (including the parent(s))

Based upon:
*Family strengths
*Family wants & needs
*Agency recommendations
*Setting where services can be most helpful to the child
Service Coordination Plans can include:
*Services to be provided
*How & who will pay
*Ways to deal with a child, including ways to keep
the child out of the juvenile justice system
*When the plan starts & stops

How to Request Creative Options
Agencies: Contact the Family & Children First Council Director: Chad Hibbs at 740-439-5555 Ext 222 or Heather Robertson at 740-432-9271.

Individuals: Ask one of your agency’s service providers to make the request or call yourself.

801 E. Wheeling Avenue
Room 101D
Cambridge, Ohio 43725

Telephone: (740)432-9271
Fax: (740)439-0867

Multi-System Youth Coordinator
Heather Robertson
hrobertson@guernseycounty.org