Children Services agencies facing duel crisis of burnout, opioid epidemic

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Bret Crow describes them as stories that will leave you shaking your head.

The Communications Director for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services told on Tuesday many of his co-workers came to the state agency from the local level. With them, they brought the tales, the mental scars and the burnout from fighting a war against fewer workers and the opioid epidemic while trying to protect the children in its wake.