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April 17, 2024

STEM model may offer hope for PA child welfare workforce crisis

Keystone State News Connection (KSNC) recently published a story regarding Terry Clark’s (President and CEO of PCCYFS) testimony during the PA Senate Aging & Youth Hearing-Challenges in the Child Welfare ...

April 16, 2024

Allegheny County Department of Human Services Request for Proposal

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services recently issued the following Request for Proposals (RFP). Click the title to find out more details and submission information, or visit https://solicitations.alleghenycounty.us/ RFP for ...

April 15, 2024

PCCYFS Legislative Updates

April 12, 2024 House Appropriations Majority Chairman Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) officially introduced the General Appropriations Act (HB 2324 ) and accompanying legislation this week. While expected, especially this time of ...

April 15, 2024

Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)-24-02_Bulletin Delegate Statement of Policy – Clarification of contracted purchase of service agreement

The Department of Human Services (Department) previously issued guidance regarding the contracted delegate function for the delivery of emergency involuntary commitment services in the Office of Mental Health and Substance ...

April 10, 2024

Behavioral Health Updates

Managed Care Organizations Updates as of 4.10.2024

April 9, 2024

Pennsylvania DHS Voluntary Resolution Agreement – UPDATED April 2024

UPDATE: The OCYF Special Transmittal on training requirements was released on April 9, 2024 and is available here. On April 3, 2024, OCYF shared a PowerPoint presentation outlining more details ...

April 8, 2024

PCCYFS Legislative Updates

April 5, 2024 Next week, both the State House and State Senate return for one more week before a small break for the Primary Election. As we inch closer to ...

April 3, 2024

Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)-24-01 Restraint Seclusion and Exclusion Bulletin

PLEASE NOTE: THIS APPLIES ONLY TO STATE HOSPITALS AND THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESTORATION CENTER This bulletin updates OMHSAS policies and procedures regarding approved and prohibited restraint, seclusion, and exclusion practices ...

April 3, 2024

PCCYFS Testifies at Senate Aging & Youth Committee Hearing on Child Welfare

On April 3, 2024, the Pennsylvania Senate Aging & Youth Committee held a public hearing on the challenges and opportunities facing Pennsylvania’s Children and Youth Services Agencies. The hearing included ...

April 1, 2024

Philadelphia DHS RFP: Functional Family Therapy

On April 1, 2024, Philadelphia DHS released a RFP that will pay for functional family therapy (FFT) to be provided to DHS involved youth and their families who are not ...