Front-line workers, those we think of as essential in our communities and across the Commonwealth, include the child welfare caseworkers who hold high-stress, low-reward jobs to help the children and families they serve. However, high rates of turnover in this field create long-term consequences in practice, policy and state and county budgets.
By Subject: Child Welfare | Early Childhood Education | Home Visiting | K-12 Education | Maternal and Child Health | Prenatal-to-Age-Three
Family connections that help children and youth thrive, provide identity and security, and tie them to culture and traditions are necessary for the heathy development of every child. This report makes recommendations for ensuring that when children or youth must be removed from the home, they remain with kin — family or friends they know […]
In an effort to improve Pennsylvania’s child welfare system, our 11th annual State of Child Welfare – a five-year analysis of how Pennsylvania fares with practices around child safety, placement and permanency – outlines policy recommendations aimed at improving the system and includes county-level data and statewide and geographic trends. In addition, this year’s report analyzes racial disparity and disproportionality across the child population.
This is the third fact sheet from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children and Juvenile Law Center in a series focusing on Transition Age Youth. With the first two showcasing that the Commonwealth is well-positioned to strengthen policy and practice in the child welfare system for older youth, now is the time to act and ensure we […]
The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a pivotal developmental stage as young people learn the skills needed to be healthy and productive adults. This process can be complicated for youth with foster care experience.