PA Early Intervention programs vital for child development

A new study highlights the importance of Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention program and its services for infants and toddlers at risk of developmental delays. Kari King, president and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, said there are two Early Intervention programs: “Part B” for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, and her group advocates for “Part C,” which supports […]

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 […]

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 […]

New child welfare report shows a rise in neglect and abuse across PA

The annual State of Child Welfare report was released on Wednesday, highlighting the number of gaps that exist in the child welfare system. The report shows reports of child abuse and neglect are going up. In 2022, there were 1,000 more child abuse or child protective services (CPS) compared to 2021. In 2022 there were […]