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April 1-2, 2020
2020 PCCYFS Spring Conference
Best Western Premiere in Harrisburg
Lighting the Future!
Wanted: Electrifying Presenters

The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services (PCCYFS) is seeking guest speakers and facilitators to host educational workshops providing information geared towards executive, administrative, clinical and direct practice professionals for our 2020 Spring Conference.

PCCYFS is a state leader in advocacy and resources that enhance the capacity of family service providers and juvenile justice programs to implement continuous quality improvements, which have been shown to positively impact the strength and independence of families, as well as improve the quality of life within their local communities.

Please consider submitting a 90 minute or 3-hour intermediate or advanced workshop proposal that features a topic where attendees will not only learn and discuss important content relevant to current events, but also gain helpful tools, tips, insights and inspiration regarding their contributions towards a bright future of strong and thriving Pennsylvania families!

Presentation proposals are due by Monday, October 28, 2019.

To request additional time or if you have questions, please contact Karen Seeber, Communications Director, at 717-651-1725 x150 or

The PCCYFS annual conference brings together non-profit and for-profit providers, public sector staff, educators, consultants, volunteers, industry partners and others. It also provides valuable opportunities to learn from and network with colleagues from across the Commonwealth.


PCCYFS provides a diverse range of membership services include advocacy efforts to influence public policy, regulatory, and practice requirements and the public funds needed to support the delivery of quality services.

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Our statewide network of private providers is as diverse as the services they deliver to respond to the complex needs of children, youth and their families.

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PCCYFS sponsors a variety of opportunities for peer support, collaboration with state and county colleagues and solution focused discussions with other stakeholders.

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The mission of PCCYFS is to

“Improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania's children, youth, and families who are at risk by supporting and promoting an accessible service delivery system within our communities”.

The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services is a statewide organization of private agencies. Our members are the service providers who provide the direct "hands-on" programs and supports needed to achieve and maintain permanency and safety for children and youth and stability for families. They share a commitment to child safety and community protection related to rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.

The safety and well-being of Pennsylvania's children and their families have long been held as priorities by private agencies who share a deep commitment to keeping children safe, families strong, and communities involved.

Meeting these policy mandates requires adequate and appropriate public funding. Advocacy efforts focus on these issues.


PCCYFS is committed to vigorously representing the interests of private providers as well as the needs of the children, youth and families they serve. Our strategic plan addresses two priority areas:
1. Influencing public policy and the funding environment
2. Providing a responsive array of quality membership services and support
Membership services reflect the diversity of services offered by our members!

Services provided by our member agencies range from prevention focused, in home services to foster and campus based residential and residential treatment services. Many members also have strong behavioral health and educational components incorporated into their array of services and supports. All strive to maintain high standards of practice. The diversity of our members has increased in recent years, as have the issues specific to the services provided and the complexity of the children and families served.

Information, advocacy & professional developemnt/training offered by PCCYFS mirrors expansion of challenges.

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