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Reports of child abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania are rising after dropping during the pandemic, data shows

After a decline during the pandemic, reports of child abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania are on the rise again — though not reaching pre-pandemic levels yet. For its latest report, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, an advocacy group, dug into five years of data, from 2018 to 2023, to identify trends in how families move through […]

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 […]