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Department of Human Services Awards Nearly $900,000 in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Grants

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas today announced that $899,694 in state grants were awarded to six Pennsylvania organizations to enhance child abuse and neglect prevention programs and outreach efforts in the commonwealth.

The Children’s Trust Fund grants focus on strengthening families by providing supportive tools, information, and advice to help parents better recognize, cope with, and resolve stressful situations in more positive and healthy ways as they navigate the challenges of raising young children.

“When parents learn how to better deal with life’s problems and emergencies, they are less likely to reach a breaking point and harm their children,” said Dallas. “The impacts of child abuse and neglect can cost families, schools, and service providers a lot of money. There are also emotional, physical, and behavioral costs that we could never calculate or put a dollar value on. The best way to fight the problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place.”

The following 2016 grant recipients will use evidence or research-based methods and promising practices to provide comprehensive support services to pregnant and parenting teens and young adults:
1. Columbia County – Columbia County Commissioners, $150,000
2. Clearfield County – Children's Aid Society in Clearfield County, $150,000
3. Fulton County – Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc., $150,000
4. Bucks County – Family Services Association of Bucks County, $150,000
5. Philadelphia County – National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, $149,694
6. Carbon County – Jim Thorpe Area School District, $150,000

“The Board members congratulate the successful applicants and are pleased to partner with them in the fight against child abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania. The grantees strongly demonstrated their ability to provide high-quality support services to families where circumstances exist that place children at greater risk of maltreatment,” said Bruce R. Clash, Board Chair of the Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund. “The various programs the grantees will utilize are shown to build knowledge of parenting and child development, improve parental social connections and access to support, as well as boost the social and emotional competence of their children.”

The grants will run from November 1, 2016 through October 31, 2019.

Since its inception in 1988, Pennsylvania has continued its commitment to keeping children safe by awarding more than $35 million to 280 organizations across the state. The Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund is funded through revenue generated from a $10 surcharge on all marriage and divorce applications filed in the state.

Locally, Fulton County Family Partnership will use the funds to expand the School Success program. School Success is available to students from PreK through graduation in all three school districts. The School Success program focuses on academic achievement, attendance and behaviors to help students be successful. The Children Trust Fund grant will allow us to expand the School Success program to offer in-home parent support and education as an additional strategy. We will be able to help parents identify ways to better support their child’s education. To find out more about our School Success program, contact Elen Ott, Executive Program Director of Fulton County Family Partnership at eott@fcfpinc.org.

For more information, visit www.dhs.pa.gov and at www.center-school.org/ctf/.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Kostelac, 717.425.7606




Oct 03, 2017
Office Assistant Full-time position with benefits. To provide support to Transportation Services in the form of answering/scheduling consumer trips, and enrolling/managing consumer files. This position also provides general administrative support to the organization, performing routine reception, secretarial, accounting and general office operation duties. This position requires a HS Diploma/GED with a preference for an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Human Services. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be competent in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office programs. Quickbooks knowledge a plus. Send letter of interest and resume to Julia Dovey, FCFP 22438 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or jdovey@fcfpinc.org EOE
Oct 02, 2017
Child Care Part-time openings in our child care centers. Must have HS/GED and 2500 hours experience with children. Must be dependable, available flexible hours and truly desire to work with children. Please send resume or application to JoAnn Clippinger, Director of Child Care at jclippinger@fcfpinc.org or 22438 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 feel free to call 717-485-6767 extension 210 for more info.
Sep 28, 2017
COPE Family Support Staff Full-time position. Will assist with a variety of parenting education programs. Will require flexible hours including evenings and Saturdays. Requires professionalism and confidentiality. This position require HS Diploma/GED and further education/experience with young children. Preference for experience/education in human service field. Send letter of interest and resume to Elen Ott or Julie Dovey, FCFP 22438 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or eott@fcfpinc.org EOE
Sep 28, 2017
Parent Educator Full-time with benefits. To provide in-home parent education services to families from pregnancy through school-age. Duties include home visits, group meetings, case management, maintain case records, assist families identify and meet needs. Must have a minimum of a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or comparable credential, and have been trained or have equivalent course work in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development as part of an Associates or Bachelor’s degree. Must have valid driver’s license and dependable transportation (mileage reimbursement provided). Send letter of interest and resume to Elen Ott, FCFP 22438 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or eott@fcfpinc.org EOE
Jul 26, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1st, the Fulton County Family Partnership would like to invite you to participate in National Night Out by displaying your blue lights and ribbons.


What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.


You may purchase your blue lightbulbs at True Value for $1.99 or $6.99 for floodlight bulbs. The Giant Blue Ribbons were designed by the Butterfly Gardens.


This event is sponsored by:… Read more >>

May 24, 2017

 The Youth Action Council (YAC) is a group of 12 students (from 11th and 12th grade) representing each of the three school districts across Fulton County. Each student commits to serve a term of two years. The purpose of the council is to share their perspectives on critical issues facing the community and to be a voice for the youth of Fulton County. The YAC meets three times per year at one of the three school districts. This allows council members to interact across our county and promotes the sharing of information beyond district lines.

The current YAC has participated on several projects during their two-year tenure, including the analysis of the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data, bringing PAYS data to their individual schools, briefing the PAYS data to the Partners (a community collaborative group of the Fulton County Family Partnership), and creating a… Read more >>

Mar 20, 2017

 Fulton County Family Partnership has IMMEDIATE opening:


Driver
Part-Time driver position to provide reliable and courteous transportation service to customers. Will require flexible hours including evenings and Saturdays. Must be able to drive longer distances and in varying types of traffic conditions. Requires professionalism and confidentiality. Minimum of a high school diploma or GED, and possess and maintain a safe driving record. Must have valid PA driver’s license.

Send application to Julia Dovey, FCFP, 22438 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or jdovey@fcfpinc.org. For more information 485-6767x206. Applications submitted within the last 6 months will be taken into consideration.

EOE

Nov 15, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas today announced that $899,694 in state grants were awarded to six Pennsylvania organizations to enhance child abuse and neglect prevention programs and outreach efforts in the commonwealth.

The Children’s Trust Fund grants focus on strengthening families by providing supportive tools, information, and advice to help parents better recognize, cope with, and resolve stressful situations in more positive and healthy ways as they navigate the challenges of raising young children.

“When parents learn how to better deal with life’s problems and emergencies, they are less likely to reach a breaking point and harm their children,” said Dallas. “The impacts of child abuse and neglect can cost families, schools, and service providers a lot of money. There are also emotional,… Read more >>

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