State Of Child Welfare Report Highlights Stresses Placed on Pennsylvania’s Under-Resourced Child Welfare System

HARRISBURG (September 27, 2022) – Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children today released its 13th annual State of Child Welfare report, highlighting several gaps in the child welfare system as well as recommendations on how it can be strengthened. The report features critical data on abuse and neglect, the foster care system, removal reasons, congregate care reduction, transition […]

Cephas Honored by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children for Improving Health and Education Outcomes for Women and Children

Be Someone for Kids Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Work to Build Better Futures for Children and Families HARRISBURG  – Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child prenatally through adulthood, presented Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia) with its annual Be Someone for Kids award […]

Pennsylvania Ranks 21st in Nation for Child Well-Being

Data across 50 states show 7.3 million kids with anxiety or depression, as effects of coronavirus crisis linger, Annie E. Casey Foundation finds HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania ranks 21st for child well-being, according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing how […]

Early Learning PA: 2022-23 State Budget Grows Home Visiting, Child Care and Pre-k

Budget deal stops short of recurring funds to raise child care wages HARRISBURG, PA (July 8, 2022) – Today, the principal partners of Early Learning Pennsylvania (ELPA), a statewide coalition of advocates focused on supporting young Pennsylvanians from birth to age five, issued the following statements regarding the final 2022-23 Pennsylvania state budget. ELPA operates […]

Annual State of Child Welfare Report Shows Uncertainty for Children, Families and Child Welfare System Amid Pandemic

Decreases in Child Protective Services Reports and Children Served in the Foster Care System Are 2020 Data and Do Not Reflect System Improvements In an effort to improve Pennsylvania’s child welfare system, the 12th annual State of Child Welfare report released by today by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children raises concerns about the need to strengthen […]