Resources for Families

Child Welfare Resource Center

The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center, University of Pittsburgh, provides County Children and Youth Agencies with individualized training and technical assistance services. These services are provided through ongoing collaborative partnerships with County Children and Youth Agencies, the Department of Public Welfare, Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators, private provider agencies, children, youth, families, community members, and other system partners.  http://www.pacwrc.pitt.edu

 

Regional Teams

The Regional Teams are assigned to work with County Children and Youth Agencies to assess the training and technical assistance needs, and to coordinate a seamless delivery of the Resource Center’s products and services. The members of each Regional Team include:

Practice Improvement Specialist
Curriculum and Instructional Specialist
Training Specialist
Transfer of Learning Specialist
Administrative Assistant

Through cross-system collaboration the Resource Center facilitates county specific assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring that leads to improved knowledge, skills and practices. This method helps ensure that the training and technical assistance needs of Child Welfare professionals are met across the state and better prepares our system to facilitate the outcomes of safety, permanence and well-being for the children, youth and families we serve.

For information concerning Training or Technical Assistance in your region/county please contact the Resource Center at 717-795-9048.

http://www.pacwrc.pitt.edu/AboutUs.htm

 

Families and Communities United

Families and Communities United (FCU) is a passionate group of family members and professionals working together to improve the lives of children, youth and families involved in the child welfare system and impact positive change within the child welfare system.  http://www.fcu.pitt.edu/

 

University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
403 E. Winding Hill Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

PHONE:  717-795-9048
FAX:  717-795-8013 
EMAIL: fcu@pitt.edu

 

WEBSITES:


Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC)
http://www.pacourts.us/default.html

 

Child Abuse Prevention Primer 
http://www.fcu.pitt.edu/files/ChildAbusePreventionPrimer.pdf

 

Family Centers
http://www.pacwcbt.pitt.edu/FamilyCenters/default.html

 

FRIENDS National Resource Center
https://friendsnrc.org/

 

A Parent Handbook on Concurrent Planning
http://www.fcu.pitt.edu/files/ParentHandbookConcurrentPlanning.pdf

 

The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services (PCCYFS)
http://www.pccyfs.org/

 

Pennsylvania Children & Youth Administrators (PCYA)
http://www.pcya.org/

 

Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN)
http://www.diakon-swan.org/main.asp

 

The Education of Children in Foster Care or Awaiting Foster Care Placement - FAQ's
http://www.fcu.pitt.edu/files/EducationofChildreninFosterCare.pdf

 

The Rise Magazine
http://www.risemagazine.org/index.html

 

The Roadmap to Youth and Family Engagement
http://www.fcu.pitt.edu/files/YouthRoadmap.pdf

 

Protect Your Rights! A Resource for Incarcerated Parents
http://www.fcu.pitt.edu/files/ProtectYourRights.pdf 

 

Keep Kids Safe Pa

http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/index.htm