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New report shows teenagers face unique challenges in the child welfare system

The 2023 State of Child Welfare report shows way teenagers in Pennsylvania’s foster care system face unique challenges when it comes to finding a permanent home and stability. Nineteen-year-old Faith Towle said she knows the struggles teens face in foster care all too well. At 13-years-old, Towle entered the foster care system after her father […]

Report: Strengthening PA child-welfare system for kids, families

The 14th annual “State of Child Welfare in Pennsylvania” report is out. It shows some progress but also highlights ongoing areas of concern. Reports of child abuse and neglect allegations have risen in the last two years, coming close to pre-pandemic levels. And 2022 saw 1,000 more child abuse or Child Protective Services reports compared […]