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Prevention: Delivering Services Through Education

Published: May 21, 2018
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Child Welfare

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"Come to the table willing to partner . . . it's what's best for the families we serve."—Larry Klinger, Allegheny Intermediate Unit

Community-based child abuse and neglect prevention efforts often offer resources and supports to strengthen and stabilize families. In some states, these efforts are not managed through the child welfare system. 'Prevention: Delivering Services Through Education' presents how the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services manages its network of Family Support Centers through its Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

This episode addresses the following topics:

  • The state bringing together rural and urban support centers to share best practices
  • Allegheny County—home to more than 1.2 million people—integrating services across a group of Family Support Centers through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, a regional service agency that offers a variety of educational services to school districts and the public
  • A rural Family Support Center providing services and sustaining local partners

This episode, 'Prevention: Delivering Services Through Education', features insights and perspectives from the following guests:

  • Andrew Dietz, family support program manager, Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Larry Klinger, program supervisor, Family & Community Education Services, Adult Education and Workforce Development, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
  • Laura Bosnak-Thompson, director, McKeesport Family Center, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
  • Ashley Mensch, director, Columbia County (PA) Family Centers

Runtime: 41:18

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