Ashtabula County Children Services Board
Director’s Message 

April, 2024

Child Abuse Prevention Month is here once again! I’d like to thank everyone in the community that has a hand in helping children and families in Ashtabula County to receive the support and services that they need to lead healthy, safe, and successful lives. Helping to prevent child abuse does not come in any one single form. While it can include a call to the Ashtabula County Children Services Board, there are simple things a person can do throughout the month and in their daily life to help ensure the safety of the children in their lives. One can check in with the children in their life. Ask their parents how things are going and lead them to help wherever needed. Advocate for the safety of children in our community. Volunteer in our community. Accept opportunities to mentor children and families. Donate to local charities that help children and families.

There are many ways to help support kids in Ashtabula County and no one way is more valuable than the other! Preventing child abuse starts with these simple tasks. If a child comes to you for help, that is a strong indicator that you are a safe and trusted person to that child. If this is something that happens to you, listen to them! Hear what they say and do what you can to help. When you don’t know where to turn and you’re concerned for the safety of a child, call our agency and wherever and whenever we can, we will do whatever it takes to help children and families in need.

Thanks again to the people in our community that help children and families! We hope to see you for our Pinwheels for Prevention at the County Courthouse in Jefferson on April 9th at 11:00AM and that you will participate in Wear Blue Day on April 10th. Take a photo of yourself wearing blue on the 10th and send it to to be featured on our Facebook page, Friends of Children Services; you can also post on your page and tag us as well! Don’t forget the hashtags #OhioWearsBlue and #ChildAbusePreventionMonth.


Tania Burnett, MSW, LISW
Executive Director, ACCSB