1-800-932-0313 (to report child abuse in Pennsylvania)
Department of Human Services
Mandated reporters: http://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis
Child Welfare Information Solution
Keep Kids Safe PA
Designed to serve as the hub for information related to critical components impacting child protection including a link for mandated reporters to make reports of suspected child abuse electronically, training on child abuse recognition and reporting, information related to clearances and general information related to child protection.
Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania
Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania, a program of the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, is one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America. Public awareness & participation in prevention, policy and advocacy, use & promote evidence-based prevention programs.
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work
403 East Winding Hill Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone: 717 795 9048
Fax: 717 795 8013
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance
Phone: 800 448 4906 / 717 238 0937
Fax: 717 238 4315
2000 Linglestown Rd. Suite 301
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Task Force on Child Protection
Information about formation and composition of the Task Force and its meetings, with agendas, handouts, testimony, and audio/videos of some meetings. Provides link to the final task force report.
The Center for Children’s Justice
P.O. Box 396
Bernville, PA 19506
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Child Maltreatment Prevention website
Annie E. Casey Foundation
A private, charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. Partners with and forges collaborations among institutions, agencies, decision makers, and community leaders. Funds research, provides technical assistance, and puts together demonstrations that support public schools, juvenile justice agencies, and child welfare systems. Delivers services, identifies and measures what works, and shares lessons learned to help reform public policies and services for children and their families.
410 547 6600 / 410 547 6624
Center for Law and Social Policy
Develops and advocates for federal, state, and local policies to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work.
202 906 8000
Child Welfare Information Gateway /
U.S. Department of Health Human Services
Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.
Child Welfare League of America
A coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Provides expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all fifty states.
202 688 4200
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