“You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Welcome to 2017 Pennsylvania Council for Children and Youth Services Conference - Be the Spark! Light the Way! This year’s conference celebrates our acceptance of the call to serve children, youth and families and the energy and dedication demonstrated by the private provider community. This past year, it was often difficult to keep answering that call given the shared challenges we faced. This conference creates a forum to recognize and acknowledge the persistence, ingenuity and passion that fuel our efforts to maintain the focus and drive to continue achieving quality outcomes. PCCYFS believes that by joining together in a united voice, our combined synergy will generate the sparks for solutions and alternatives. Together, the illumination of our shared successes is far stronger and brighter than any of us could imagine.
The in-depth institutes and innovative workshops offered these next two days reflect not only what you have told us you need but what we think you will find useful and thought provoking. We trust that our keynote speakers’ messages will offer you inspiration and motivation to stay true to your agency’s mission while tending to the care of your own being. During the next two days, we encourage you to network with your colleagues, open your mind to new ideas, visit with our vendors and fully engage in this professional growth opportunity.
We are very pleased and honored to share this experience with you!
Bernadette M. Bianchi, LSW
PCCYFS Executive Director
Tammy Hendrix, LCSW
Conference Planning Workgroup Chair