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 […]

Free breakfasts for all Pa. schoolchildren to start on Oct. 1

Pennsylvania parents will soon be able to check making breakfast off their list of things to do in the morning rush to get their children ready for school. Starting Oct. 1 and running through the remainder of the 2022-23 school year, that morning meal will be provided in schools. Kari King, president and CEO of […]

U.S. Rep. Evans helps push for home visiting funds

Only 3% of Philadelphia children and families who would most benefit receive services With federal funding set to expire for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program on Sept. 30, the Childhood Begins at Home campaign met with U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, on Monday to underscore the need for Congress […]

Keep an eye on your student’s mental health this back-to-school season

Students across the country are moving into dorms or getting ready to board school buses for their first day of class. But unlike the past two years, COVID-19 numbers are down nationally and most students are walking in the school doors without masks. From kindergarten all the way through college, educators are trying to convey a sense […]