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    Programs, often offered in the schools or in other community settings, that attempt to protect children from physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse or exploitation through a variety of educational interventions which may focus on children of various ages, parents, people who work with children and/or the community at large. The sessions may offer suggestions for children and/or parents regarding ways of avoiding or handling an abusive or potentially abusive situation and/or information about the indicators and incidence of abuse, requirements for reporting abuse and community resources that are available to children who have been abused and to their families.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Bucks County Children and Youth Agency - Children's Protective ServicesResponsible under Pennsylvania Public Law to receive and investigate specific allegations of physical, sexual or emotional abuse.BucksBucks County Children & Youth Agency - Bucks; FurlongBucks County Children and Youth Agency
    CASSD, The Lehman Center, Crisis Nursery• 1 to 72-hour short-term respite care for children ages: birth through six years old. • Temporary day respite care (pre-scheduled or emergency basis). • 24-hour hotline for families in crisis. • Prevention of child abuse and neglect as well as to provide a safe and nurturing environment to children and their families through respite, support, education, and counseling services. CASSD: Helping children and their families build stronger, healthier lives through compassionate and professional services.YorkChildren's Aid Society, Lehman CenterChildren's Aid Society Southern PA District Church of the Brethren (CASSD)
    CASSD, The Lehman Center, Parenting/Family Education Program - The Incredible Years•HOTLINE: 800-635-6619• Immediate and long-term support for parents and families. 14 Week Program. Free lunch. Free childcare. Transportation support available. Prevention and intervention program intended to enhance children’s social and emotional competencies, and ultimately reduce behavior problems. The Incredible Years Series has been found to decrease harsh discipline practices, improve pro-active parenting skills and the parent-child relationship, enhance children’s academic and social competence, and decrease aggression. The parenting program is recommended by the American Psychological Association Task Force as meeting the stringent criteria for empirically supported mental health interventions for children with conduct problems. The Incredible Years series is an evidence-based intervention recognized through the Blueprints for Violence Prevention and SAMHSA model programs. “Helping children and their families build stronger, healthier lives through compassionate and professional services.”YorkChildren's Aid Society, Lehman CenterChildren's Aid Society Southern PA District Church of the Brethren (CASSD)
    Chester County Department of Children, Youth & FamiliesChester County Department of Children, Youth and Families utilizes high quality, comprehensive social services that strengthen the family's ability to provide for the safety and well-being of each child. Services available include: - Administrative Entities - Adoption Services - Case/Care Management - Child Abuse Hotlines - Child Abuse Prevention - Family Counseling - Governmental Contracts/Grants Offices - Parenting Education - Post Adoption Counseling and SupportChesterChester County Department of Children, Youth, and Families - Chester; West ChesterChester County Department of Children, Youth, and Families
    Child Abuse InvestigationChildren tell their story only once to a specially trained forensic interviewer. Each child and family is guided through the investigation and offered multiple services to help heal and restore lives.AdamsAdams County Children's Advocacy CenterAdams County Children's Advocacy Center
    Child Abuse PreventionOffers training to the community on how to prevent child abuse.AdamsAdams County Children's Advocacy CenterAdams County Children's Advocacy Center
    Child Abuse PreventionAs the nation's premier child abuse prevention organization, Parents Anonymous® Inc. is a community of parents, organizations and volunteers committed to: • Strengthening Families and Building Strong Communities • Achieving Meaningful Parent Leadership and Shared Leadership • Leading the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect Parents Anonymous® Inc. was founded in 1969 through the extraordinary efforts of Jolly K., a courageous, single mother who sought help to create a safe and caring home for her family. Working in partnership with her social worker, they launched a unique solution for parents who wanted to strengthen their families the Parents Anonymous® Group - a group which meets weekly, is free of charge to participants and is based on Shared Leadership and mutual support. Today Parents Anonymous® Inc. leads a dynamic international Network of 267 accredited organizations and local affiliates that implement quality Parents Anonymous® Programs for adults and children and our success has been confirmed through research. Parents Anonymous® Inc. provides training and technical assistance, develops publications and conducts research on meaningful Parent and Shared Leadership, systems reform and effective community-based strategies to strengthen families. Our committed Board of Directors includes national experts in child abuse prevention, business representatives and Parent Leaders who have utilized Parents Anonymous® services. Integral to our mission and operations is the unique partnership established with Parents Anonymous® Parent Leaders. Parents Anonymous® Inc. has a long impressive history of effectively advocating for the creation and support of meaningful leadership roles for parents to ensure better outcomes for families. Our legacy continues because of the millions of courageous parents and children who have successfully changed their lives forever through Parents Anonymous®.Allegheny*Main Site (Parents Anonymous of Pennsylvania)Parents Anonymous of Pennsylvania
    Child Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE) - Workshops for Parents and ProfessionalsCAPE's Workshop presentations are provided to parents, teen parents, professional groups and school age children. This program has expanded to include more than 15 topics addressing a wide range of issues parenting issues such as communication, child development and discipline. An overview of abuse and neglect including warning signs, reporting procedures and legal responsibilities are presented upon request. Specific topics for school age children include bullying, issues related to puberty, protecting personal space and sexual abuse awareness. Most topics can be adapted to meet the needs of specific groups.PhiladelphiaChild Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE) - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaChild Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE)
    Crisis Intervention-Child Abuse EmergencyImmediate response to personal crisis related to children where safety is an issue.PerryPerry County Children & Youth ServicesPerry County Children & Youth Services
    Family Support Line of Delaware County - Helping Abuse VictimsHelping Abuse Victims provide a safe and trusting environment by professionals trained to deal with this trauma.DelawareFamily Support Line - Delaware; MediaFamily Support Line of Delaware County
    Family Support Line of Delaware County - Preventing AbuseFamily Support Line offers a series of related seminars aimed at identifying cases of existing child and child sexual abuse and preventing future abuse. These seminars are specifically designed for the use of parents, mandated reporters (persons in positions of public responsibility for children required to report alleged abuse), community members, schools, other civic organizations, and adoptive and foster parents. Seminar topics include: Talking to Your Child About Personal Safety Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Understanding Child Sexual Abuse Teaching Personal Safety for Preschool and Elementary School Children Teaching Personal Safety for Middle School and High School Children Parenting the Sexually Abused Child - A Seminar for Adoptive and Foster Parents.DelawareFamily Support Line - Delaware; MediaFamily Support Line of Delaware County
    Forest-Warren Human Services - IntakeProvides intake assessments including: child abuse investigations, general children and youth asessments, mental health emergency and crisis services, and drug and alcohol screenings. Provides 24-hour services for mental health emergencies and children/youth emergencies.WarrenForest-Warren Human ServicesForest-Warren Human Services
    Franklin County Children and Youth ServicesThe Franklin County Children and Youth Service is the local public child welfare agency that has the responsibility for ensuring that the children of Franklin County are safe and receiving the essentials of life. The agency provides services to any child from birth to 18 years of age who has been abused, neglected, exploited, is incorrigible and/or truant and their families. Services are provided to families who request and voluntarily accept services or who have been ordered to participate in services by the Franklin County Courts. Services are designed to promote the well being of children and their families. These are specialized services dealing with the problems of children whose families need help in caring for them. Reports involving abused, neglected, exploited, or truant/incorrigible children are investigated and in-home services are provided to families who meet Children and Youth legal criteria. Children and Youth can help intervene in family disputes and crises; however, Children and Youth do not have the authority to determine, mediate, or change Court-ordered custody or visitation agreements. Government intervention is justified when the family cannot, or will not, provide for the child's safety and/or basic needs. Placement of a child by Children and Youth can only occur if ordered by the Juvenile Court.FranklinFranklin County Children and Youth ServicesFranklin County Human Services
    Fulton County Partnership - Safe KidsTo promote the prevention of childhood injuries in Pennsylvania through education, collaboration and advocacy.FultonFulton County Partnership - ProgramFulton County Partnership
    Intensive In-Home Services - Monroe County Children and Youth ServicesDeveloped to work with families where a child has been identified to be at risk of abuse and neglect. IIHS is a treatment oriented unit where caseworkers use reality based therapeutic techniques designed to empower clients to make changes themselves to reduce the risk of abuse to the child. The goal of the unit is to protect children and youth while keeping families together. In addition to counseling, IIHS offers Life Skills Education, Parenting Education, Parent and Youth Advisors and 24 hour crisis intervention.MonroeMonroe County Children and Youth ServicesMonroe County Children and Youth Services
    Life Skills Education - Wilkes-Barre - Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of ScrantonProvides in-home services to parents/families to prevent abuse, neglect and possible dependency/placement of children outside of their home. While previously a closed intake program, funding has become available to make this program open to any families in need of parenting education. These families may be referred through Children and Youth, schools, other agencies or by the families themselves.LuzerneCatholic Social Services - Wilkes-Barre OfficeCatholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton
    Mifflin County Children and Youth ServicesChildren and Youth services investigates child abuse and neglect referrals. Services are provided to families with children at home to prevent abuse and placement. Reunification and permanency planning services are provided to families whose children are removed from the home.MifflinMifflin County Children and Youth ServicesMifflin County Children and Youth Services
    Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Case Management Services - NorristownChildren and Youth staff provide direct casework services to children and families dealing with issues of child abuse and neglect, along with the purchase, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of services for families in need of support.MontgomeryMontgomery County Offices - Montgomery County Mental and Behavioral Health Offices - AbingtonMontgomery County Offices
    Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Case Management Services - PottstownChildren and Youth staff provide direct casework services to children and families dealing with issues of child abuse and neglect, along with the purchase, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of services for families in need of support.MontgomeryWestern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
    Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Case Management Services - Willow GroveChildren and Youth staff provide direct casework services to children and families dealing with issues of child abuse and neglect, along with the purchase, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of services for families in need of support.MontgomeryEastern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
    Mount Nittany Health Child Abuse PreventionChild abuse prevention programs are programs that attempt to protect children. The programs try to prevent physical, sexual or emotional abuse.CentreMount Nittany Health Children's Advocacy Center of Centre CountyMount Nittany Health
    Pinebrook Family Answers - Homecare ServicesProvides light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, respite care, and/or personal care for the elderly, new mothers or accident victims. LehighPinebrook Family Answers - Allentown - West WalnutPinebrook Family Answers
    Prevent Child Abuse PennsylvaniaProvide information, education and services to families and children in regards to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Prevent Child Abuse PennsylvaniaPrevent Child Abuse America
    Protective ServicesCounseling or intervention to help with children's problems in school, home or community; case management to coordinate services provided to familiesCumberlandCumberland County Children & YouthCumberland County Children & Youth
    Public Health Management Corporation - DHS Parenting CollaborativeOffers parenting education to help reinforce supportive behavior of parents, enhance parenting skills, and teach alternative approaches to child rearing as a means to prevent child abuse and reduce the need for child protective services.PhiladelphiaPublic Health Management Corporation - Philadelphia; Center CityPublic Health Management Corporation
    SCAN ProgramsSCAN Programs: - Academic Behavioral Connections (ABC's): After-school program - In-Home Protective Services for Medically Fragile Children (IHPS-Medically Fragile): Provides services to reduce safety threats and increase protective capacities of families with medically fragile children - SCAN-Care, Advocacy and Nurturance (SCAN-CAN): Utilizes a multidisciplinary Infant and Child Advocacy Team to provide intensive advocacy and health related services to at-risk families with children who are medically fragile/technology dependent - SCAN-Comprehensive Assessment Preservation Program (SCAN-CAPP): Home based social work program to avoid children being placed outside their homes - SCAN-Parenting and Developmental Disabilities (SCAN-PaDD): Prevention program providing skill support, education and counseling to parents with developmental disabilities - SCAN Treatment and Prevention (SCANTAP): Confidential support service available to families challenged by the impact of substance abuse - Services to Children in Their Own Homes (SCOH): Practical and action-oriented services ensuring the safety and well-being of children while preserving the family unit - Rapid Service Response Initiative (RSRI): Provides expeditious services within 24 hours to families when the initial risk to the child is deemed as moderate to highPhiladelphia*Main Site (SCAN, Inc.)SCAN
    Strengthening Families Program, Children's Home of YorkChildren's Home of York's Strengthening Families Program is an effective, dynamic, family-focused prevention program that benefits all kinds of families who care for children aged 10-15. Free to those who attend, this 7-week program teaches children and their families skills they need to be a stronger, more effective family, such as building positive relationships, setting appropriate limits, and following through with consequences. YorkChildren's Home of YorkChildren's Home of York
    Sullivan County Victim Services - Prevention EducationProvide prevention and educational programs to community groups, businesses, and students. For more information on prevention education programs, please visit the agency website.SullivanSullivan County Victim ServicesSullivan County Victim Services
    Summit Early Learning - Healthy Families Central Pennsylvania - MifflinFree voluntary home visiting service for expectant and new parents. Provides support during pregnancy, strengthening parent/child bonds, routine childhood screenings, and referrals to other community resources. MifflinSUMMIT Early Learning - Mifflin CountySUMMIT Early Learning, Inc.
    Three Rivers Youth Family Partnership ProgramIntensive 30-day in-home crisis intervention program designed to alleviate any crisis that might lead to out-of-home placement of children. Additionally, it is designed to maintain the safety of children in their own homes and assist families in obtaining services. FPP provides crisis intervention and assessment of child safety, family and child needs. Services include safety management, family and individual counseling, parent education, home management skills training, academic support, respite services, information and/or referrals regarding family needs and an aftercare plan. Services are flexible and responsive to family needs, provided primarily in the home and in a manner, which respects cultural and community differences.AlleghenyThree Rivers YouthThree Rivers Youth
    Tioga County Department of Human Services - Family Support Alliance (FSA)Provides handouts and literature offered through various departments of the Tioga County Department of Human Services. This literature can help parents and/or caregivers develop new skills and behaviors to prevent, or eliminate child abuse in the home. Resources are available regarding communication and interaction, as well as how to give and receive support.TiogaTioga County Department of Human Services - Community Outreach Residential (CORe)Tioga County Department of Human Services
    Transitions - School Education Programs for Elementary SchoolOffers a variety of educational presentations and topics for elementary aged students. Topics and target audiences include: The Story of Corey & Emily-going a step beyond stranger danger, this interactive video introduces the concept of acquaintance awareness. Through question/answer and role play, kids learn and practice important new safety skills; target audience is Pre-K through 1st grade. Safe TOUCH-Nationally-acclaimed Safe TOUCH - Abuse Prevention Curriculum for K-5 is available for schools and community groups; target audience is Kindergarten through 5th grade. Little Bear-through the help of a friend, Little Bear learns the importance of knowing what to do about unsafe touches.; facilitator-led instruction, activity, and discussion reinforce learning; target audience is Pre-K through 2nd grade. What Tadoo with Secrets-Juliette learns the difference between the kinds of secrets it is okay to keep and the ones that are hurtful and dangerous; target audience is 2nd and 3rd grade. When Should You Tell?-video program features Karen, who discusses her experience as a victim of child sexual abuse. As the program narrator; target audience is 2nd through 4th grade. What We've Learned About Bullying-interactive program provides engaging scenarios that capture the situations students face each day at home, school, and play; target audience is 3rd and 4th grade. Building Healthy Relationships-relationship coach helps kids learn how to resolve conflicts using positive communication and self-regulation skills; target audience is 4th and 5th grade. Popularity: What's the Price?-provided stories of four adolescents who grapple with the dynamics of popularity; target is 5th and 6th grade. Digital Citizenship-Provided by Common Sense Education, this curriculum provides critical, grade-level information about safe and appropriate internet usage; target audience is K-6th grade. To schedule programming, please contact Heather Shnyder, Education Specialist, at or by calling 570-523-1134 ext. 104. UnionTransitions of PATransitions of PA
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - EducationEducation and awareness are the first steps toward prevention of serious crimes, such as child abuse, sexual violence and sexual harassment. VSC provides educational programs for students, parents and professionals. Programs such as: - Risk reduction/safety education programs for children from pre-k to college age - Safety Rangers, a 10 week after school safety education program - Senior safety educational program - College, community and professional training to law enforcement, medical personnel, community centers, teachers, etc. - Mandated Reporter Training approved for schools by the PA Department of Education to meet ACT 126 Mandatory Reporter Training Requirements for educators. By educating both children and adults, VSC strives to create a safe society free from violence. By increasing awareness and communication, our educational programs can help to reduce the risk of crime in your school and your community.MontgomeryVictim Services Center of Montgomery County - Montgomery; NorristownVictim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    YCHSD, Family Engagement Team, Family Meetings to Develop SolutionsPurpose: The Family Engagement Unit oversees different types of family meetings with the intent to involve families and natural supports in developing plans that will address the safety, well-being and permanency of their family members. Goals: •To ensure that the families in York County have a voice and choice in their planning •To eliminate barriers in obtaining a meaningful plan and appropriate services in a timely manner •To provide a neutral service that empowers families to invest in positive outcomes •To encourage teaming and partnerships among families, natural supports, schools, community organizations, government agencies and service providers •To foster respect and acceptance of every culture among families, natural supports, schools, community organizations, government agencies and service providers •To encourage out of the box thinking and creative solutions for challenges that affect York County families •To identify strengths and realistic expectations so that everyone involved is effective and successfulYorkYork County Human Services Department (YCHSD)York County Human Services Department, York County Government, YCHSD
    YCHSD, York County Office of Children, Youth and Families, Family Services •800-729-9227•If you have information and/or concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child; please, contact our agency by calling 1-800-729-9227 or 717-846-8496. Services Offered by York County Children, Youth and Family: •Intake Services Division •Family Preservation Services Division •Reunification and Permanency Services Division •Family Group Decision Making Other services are accessed through assigned case workers. If you have any questions or concerns please call our offices.YorkYork County Human Services Department (YCHSD)York County Human Services Department, York County Government, YCHSD
    YWCA Lancaster - Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling Center (SAPCC)Provides comprehensive services to children and adults who have experienced sexual violence. All client services are at no cost and confidential. Direct services to victim-survivors and significant others include: - Individual counseling and client advocacy - 24 hour rape crisis hotline (717-392-7273) - Accompaniment to hospital, police and court proceedings - Support group counseling on an as needed/requested - Information and referral to appropriate resources - Primary prevention programs, presentations and workshops available to the community, school and other professional organizations - Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training offered for any agency that interacts with children on a daily basis ie: school districts, faith based organizations, after school programs, etc. The sexual assault center provides a Volunteer Advocate Training for individuals interested in becoming hotline or medical advocates and volunteers. The 40 hour mandatory training provides a general overview about the long-lasting effects of sexual violence, and identifies various agencies that can assist victims survivors and their families. Volunteer advocates learn how to give appropriate referrals to hotline callers, as well as gain a sound knowledge of medical, legal and social service systems. Volunteer trainings are held at least twice a year in the fall and spring. Other locations: Columbia 401 Locust Street, Columbia PA 17512 Tuesday, 3:00pm to 3:00pm Ephrata 40 East Main Street, Ephrata PA 17522 Wednesday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm Millersville University 1 South George Street, Millersville PA 17551 Monday, 11:00am to 7:00pm LancasterYWCA LancasterYWCA Lancaster

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