The state says it will provide $31 million in new funding to support families of Ohio children with behavioral needs, who need help from multiple systems. The funding includes $8 million in direct aid to help parents avoid having to surrender custody of their children to get them needed treatment and services. Families can now apply through their county Ohio Family and Children First Council for that aid to cover costs associated with their children’s care. Gov. DeWine says the state will invest a total of $68 million over the next two years.