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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




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 >>

Jun 13, 2017

Immediate Opening for K-4 teacher in Southern Fulton School District. Fulton County Family Partnership is accepting applications for a full-time K-4 teacher for the 2017-2018 school year in the Southern Fulton School District. The position is responsible for all aspects of K- 4 program including development and learning for a group of 20 preschool children. Experience in Creative Curriculum, Teaching Strategies Gold and PBIS preferred. Must have B.S. in Elementary or Early Childhood Education (must have Early Childhood Certification) Additional requirements include flexibility, working as part of a team and a strong desire to teach young children. Benefits included.

If interested, please submit a complete application portfolio to include; a letter of interest, resume, state standard teaching application, appropriate PA teaching certificate, original transcripts, 3… 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:


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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 Chris Buterbaugh, FCFP, 22438 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or cbuterbaugh@fcfpinc.org. For more information 485-6767x206. Applications submitted within the last 6 months will be taken into consideration.

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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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