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May 16, 2022

Child and Family Providers Request $94M to Address Staff Shortage

Friday, May 13, 2022 – Emily Scott Advocates for juvenile-justice and child-welfare providers in Pennsylvania want the General Assembly to approve one-time funding to boost staff recruitment and retention to ...

May 16, 2022

Pennsylvania Secure Detention Analysis: Impact of Facility Closures on Accessibility of Services Resource

The Pennsylvania Secure Detention Analysis: Impact of Facility Closures on Accessibility of Services is a report from the Juvenile Court Judges Commission released in December 2021. Key Takeaways from the ...

May 13, 2022

No-Cost Naloxone for Pennsylvanians

Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) encouraging individuals, organizations, and agencies to learn how to gain access to naloxone to help save lives

May 11, 2022

Child Welfare Service Providers Appreciation Week & Event

Governor Tom Wolf has declared the week of June 13 – 17, Child Welfare Service Providers Appreciation Week, in special recognition of the efforts of the child welfare providers serving ...

May 11, 2022

Behavioral Health Updates

Managed Care Organizations Updates as of 5/11/2022

May 6, 2022

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) one-time supplemental funding Q&A

One-Tine funding for Staff Training, Credentialing and Business Associates Programs for Employment: April 4, 2022 Webinar Questions and Answers (Q&A)

May 4, 2022

Office of Children, Youth and Families: Policy Clarification, 3490-22-02 GPS Assessment

The Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) has released Policy Clarification #3490-22-02. This Policy Clarification addresses questions related to 55, PA C.S., Chapter 3490 (Protective Services), Section 3490.232(a) (relating ...

May 4, 2022

Office of Children, Youth and Families Memo: Guidance Regarding Maintaining Confidentiality When Sharing Information with Schools

Please see the attached informational memo regarding maintaining confidentiality when sharing information about students in foster care with schools.  Also see the attached Identification of Students in Foster Care to ...

May 3, 2022

Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Policy Clarification on Student Interns in Psychiatric Outpatient Clinics

Please see the below Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Policy Clarification which clarifies if services provided by student interns are billable by clinics under Medical Assistance.  ...

May 2, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

White House Proclamation on Mental Health Awareness Month