By Subject: Child Welfare | Early Learning | Health Care | K-12 Education

2015 State of Child Welfare

The 2015 State of Child Welfare report shows Pennsylvania continues to make progress in placing children into family-type foster care settings instead of relying on “congregate care” settings such as institutions or group homes. Research shows family-based foster care is more beneficial to a child’s long-term development and well-being. Data for each of Pennsylvania’s 67 […]

2016 State of Child Welfare

PPC annually compiles State of Child Welfare data in an effort to gauge the performance of Pennsylvania’s child welfare system in meeting the needs of the children and families the system serves. We gather comprehensive data for each of the 67 counties, including information on foster care placements, children leaving or re-entering foster care, and […]

Report and State & County Fact Sheets: Childhood Begins at Home (Home Visiting) – April 2018


A nurturing childhood leads to a strong, productive adult who will contribute great things to our society. But let’s face it, raising children is challenging and difficult even in the best situations. Home visiting programs recognize parents are children’s first teachers, but sometimes even parents need help. Childhood Begins at Home is a statewide campaign designed to help policymakers and the public understand the value of evidence-based home visiting and effective ways to support parents.

Report: 2018 State of Child Welfare

PPC annually compiles State of Child Welfare data to gauge the performance of Pennsylvania’s child welfare system in meeting the needs of the children and families the system serves. We gather comprehensive data for each of the 67 counties, including information on foster care placements, children leaving or re-entering foster care and efforts to reunify children with parents or relatives.